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a&ecortrs of jport Jbt George 



DIARY 



AND 



CONSULTATION BOOK 



OF 



1687 

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MADRAS 
PRINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT GOVERNMENT PRESS 



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PREFATORY NOTE. 



This volume contains the proceedings of the President and Council of Fort St 
George for the year 1687. They were taken from the eleventh, twelfth and 
thirteenth volumes of the series " Diary and Consultation Books," and put together 
by the late Mr. Pringle. The footnotes on pages 1, 24, 100, 204 and 208 parti- 
cularize the portions of the volumes which have been included in the present 
publication The original manuscript volumes are in a fair state of preservation. 

H. DODWELL, 

20th December 1915. Curator, Madras Record Office. 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE. 



DIAKY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 

1687. 

i 

(From January * to December, 1687.) 



■FORT S T * GEORGE, JANUARY, 168$ 



The Dyary and Consultation Book of the President Governour & 

Councill their Proceedings & Transactions for the Affairs 

of the R* Hon ble English East India Company in 

the Presidency of the Coast of Choromandell 

& the Bay of Bengala. 

This afternoon Appaugee Pontolo late Avaldar of Palliacat, now raised to a i 6 8f January 

considerable imploy, came to give the President a vissit, & 3 yards of Scarlet was pmo.Appange 

given his Son, the Tasheriff to himself of two Chests rosewater, & two half onavissittto 

•peeces Aurora, was given by the Merchants. the President. 

Ship Dragon Cap* Anthony Fenn Commander, arrived here from Siam & on 2. 
her M r Harbin Chief of Siam, & M r Hodges Second of Tonqueen & by them a s ^ p f °^~ 
General! from M r Constant Phaulkon, dated in Siam the 29 th of October 1686 siam. 

Mr Harbin 
& Mr Hod- 
ges on her. 
Genii &ca 
• from Mr 
Phaulkon. 
Genii from 

with their valluation of Jewells, and a Generall from M r Sam uell Barron &c Mr Barron 
dated in Mallacca 31 8t May 1686. &oa ' 

This morning Cap* Fenn Commander of the Ship Dragon came ashoar & 3. 
brought with him a Box containing as p List Tonqueen Gen 11 Letter (sealed up) ^ a P* ^ e ° n 
to England, designed by the Smiruaott, Invoyce of Ship Smirnaotts cargo, Bill of Box of Let- 
Lading for ditto. Journall Register, beginning July 29 th 1682 & ending the last & r a 3 f ^ ks 
of August 1683. Ditto beginning first September 1683 & ending 25 th January Tonqaeen. 

* Note. — The Diary and Consultations of the period, January 1 to February 3, 1687, have been taken from 
Public Consultations, Volume XI, pages 175 — 215. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[3rd.] 



Genii from 
Mr Hodges 
&oa. 

Genii from 
Mr Keeling. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 



168f Tonqueen Generall Books L beginning p mu August 1682 & ending TJltm June 
1683 ditto M beginning p mo July & ending Ultm August 1683. Lenmell Black- 
mores Ace* of petty disburstments & diett. Henry Iretons Certificates, A parcell of 
Keys belonging to Seven Chests packed with Silkes, [IJnvoyce of the Dragon's 
cargo. Advices concerning Cap 6 Coles & M 1 ' Daniel Dawes their estates, Coppy 
of the Hon ble Comp as advices p Ship Dragon, Bill of Lading for the Dragons cargo, 
Generall Letter to England p the Dragon, Generall Letter to the President and 
Councill att Fort S fc George, A List of the Packett. 

Rec d p said Ship a Gen 11 from William Hodges, George Tash & Lemuell 
Blackmore, dated in Tonqueen the [Lacuna in the original] January 168|. 

Rec d p said Ship a Generall from M r William Keeling Chief of Tonqueen 
dated in Ding Lack the 23 th January 168| . 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Giffoed Esqr President & Goveen 
M E Elihu Yale M b Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M> John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell' M b Nath. Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 

The Presidents Cash Book for the month of December read and past the 
Ballance being Pag 1756 : 16 : 1. 

M r Nathaniell Higginson read the Accompts of the Mint for the months of 
November & December which was past as followeth. 

For the month of November p M v Littleton rec a for Mintage duties upon 
particular persons Gold coyned P. 8396 att ^ p C* Pag° 41 : 35 : — 

For the month of December p M 1 ' Higginson rec d for Mintage duties upon 
particular persons Gold coyned P 4787 att ± p 0* Pag 23 : 33: 4. 
Musk & silk Order'd that the Musk and Silk aboard the Dragon be traverst to the George, 

to be traverst 
aboard the 
George. 

Gold to be and the Gold brought ashoar, and delivered to the Mint to be coyned. 

brought 
ashoar. 
The Mer- 
chants tashe 
rift. 



MUNDAT. 3, 



Cash Aoot 
for Decem- 
ber. 

Mint Aoct 
for Novr & 
Decemr. 



The E* Hon ble Comp as Merchants were this morning sent for and as hath 
been accustomary for a new Years Gift were Tasherift as followeth. 



Broad Cloth fine Scarlett. 



Broad Cloth ord ry red. 



To Chinna Vencatadry 
Timmana 
Moodu Verona 
Allingall Pilla 
Kitte Narrand 
Ranimapa 



Yards. 

3:— 

2:4 

2:i 

2:-i 
2:4 



Pedda Nague 
Vincaty Putty 
Gunls 
The Mulla 
Chinna Tombe 



fired at GunEB an< ^ att ^eir &°i n & ky the ffort Itt is order'd that Nine great Guns be fired, that 

the Town may take notice of the honour done them. 
Capt ffenn Cap* Anthony ffenn Commander of the Dragon delivers a paper wherein he 

Doctor t l3 be nmkes his request that John Cotter his Doctor may bee secured, (he being a 
seoured. refractory and mutinous fellow) till wee can have a hearing of the business, which 
hebe r seourtd. is order'd to be done. Ccppy of said paper is enter'd next after this Consultation 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$. [3r D .] 



Haviug this morning had information that two of the King of Siams Ships attPuiii- PP8 
called the Resolution &' Jerus lem commanded by English laden with the Said ° h "' ry ; 
Kings and his Subjects goods, are arrived att Pullicherry or some adjacent Port, c A-n^°them. 
Itt is agreed in pursuance of his Ma] tya Commission to the R 4 Hon w,! Comp a & 
their orders to us, that all endeavours be used to Seiz them, to reprise their losses, 
that 20 Souldiers be sent aboard Sloop Mary, th t she be immediatly dispatcht 
to the Southward to Cap' Batten, that an order be sent C«p' Batten to seiz them 
& brino - them hither, & dispose of Said Sloop as he thinks convenient in this 
affair, & then said Sloop to proceed to Coodaloor, & follow the orders of the 
Chief & Councill there, & that Ship Dragon Cap' ffenn Commander bee dispatcht 
tomorrow upon the same expedition, with Six Souldiers to be put aboard, & that 
a Commission be given him to proceed to Cap 4 Batten & follow his orders, in this 
affair, & that when itt is over, he proceed to Conimeer and follow the order of the 
Chief & Councill there, but in case, he meets with said Ships or either of them by 
the way, then to Seiz & bring them hither, & take care that nothing be imbessled, 
we being to give a receipt to the Commander for what we take from him. 

An order to Cap 1 Batten to Seiz two of the King of Siams Ships that are to Order to 
the Southward named the Resolution & the Jerusalem, the latter taken from John and'sioop" 1 
de Mark an Armenian, our Town inhabitant, Also dispatch for Sloop Mary to go Mar y's ais- 
*to Cap 4 Batten dated this day read & past. patch- 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Luoas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : "Wavell. 

Nat : Higglnson. 
John Stables Sec ry J|: Cheney. 

May itt please your Hon r & ca Councill. 

Having found my Doctor John Cotter to be a very refractory & mutinous CoppyCapt 
fellow, I think my duty to acquaint your Hon 1 ' 6 therewith, & humbly desire your g^Tto" 
Hon 1 ' 8 to cause him to be Secured, till such time, as your Hon 18 shall think fitt, to have h >s 
have a hearing before you. ^ed. rse " 

Fort St. George Your Hon rs humble Serv 4 to command 

3 d Jan ry 168?. Anthony Fkenn. 

, . Ship Arrivall Richard Harbin Master arrived here from Bengali. 3 

Ship Arri- 
vall from 
Bengal. 

Delivered M r Bullock Master of Sloop Mary his dispatch to the Southward, sioop Mary's 
to assist the Rebecca against the Siam Strips. dowered 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated p m0 Instant, with 2 Rupees, 2 Abassees General] &oa 
& 2 Shawhees for an Assay to bee taken of them, to see what proportion in fine- ^°™ Com ~ 
ness they bear to Dollars, Also a Letter from Harja Raja. Letter from 

This evening Ship Shrewsbury Cap 4 Robert Alford Commander arrived here Shrewsbury 
from Emoy, (without a Dispatch her Charterparty time being expired) & on her fronT Bmoy- 
M r Mose, M r DuBois & M 1 ' Willcox, who came ashoar, as also the Capt ne who Mr. Mose Mr 
delivers a Packett containing M r Mose & M r DuBois their Generall dated on £ u ,^ oi n * 
board said Ship the 30 th Decemb r 1686. A Generall left att Emoy by M 1 ' Gladman on^er. °° X 
&c a when they went away dated Ultim December 1685 List of the Comp as Goods Paok | 3t ' deli - 
& another of the freight goods aboard said Ship. Capt yye 

Rec d p Said Ship a Generall from M 1 ' Samuell Barron dated in Emoy Factory the IZSll? 
23 th November 1686 with his Manifest dated the p mo ditto who staying behind f rom Mr 
referrs the reasons till his arrivall att Fort S 4 George, designing to take his passage I^Ton! 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[3rd.] 



4, 

Sloop Mary- 
sailed hence. 
Genlls & 
Capt ffenns 



5. 

Genii &ca 
froro Capt 
Batten. 
Oapt ffenn 
delivers a 
paper. 



Coppy of the 
said paper. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$.- 



hither on a Small Vessell Commanded by M r Burton, & to bring the Oomp as remaines 
with him. 

This morning Sloop Mary sailed to the Southward. 

Generalls to Conimeer, & to Ooodaloor, & Commission & dispatch for Cap* 
ffenn to sail to the Southward to Cap* Batten to assist in Seizing two of the King 
of Siams Ships approved and Signed, and the latter delivered to the Captaine. 

Rec cl a Generall from Cap* Thomas Batten Commander of the Rebecca dated 
in Conimeer the 2 d Ins* with Coppy of the Kings Commission to him. 

This evening Cap* Anthony ffenn Commander of the Dragon delivers a paper 
dated this day, wherein he declares the reasons why he cannot proceed to the 
Southward, as dispatcht yesterday, which is to be considered tomorrow, Coppy of 
said paper is as followeth. 

May itt please your Fon r &c a Councill. 

Whereas I rec a an order from your Hon r and Councill yesterday to proceed 
on a voyage to the Southward, do hereby declare that I cannot proceed on the 
said voyage, by reasons my men are soe mutinous, that they will not weigh the 
Anchors, nor proceed the said voyage, I humbly request the favour of your Hon 1 ' &c* 
Councill to send some Souldiers on board, to Secure the Hon He Company's cargoe 
& that the chief mutinous persons may be brought on shoar & secured. 

Your Hon r &c a Councill humble 
Fort St. G-eorge Servant to command 

5 th Jan 1 "? 168$ Anthony Ffenn. 



Att a Consultation 



Thursday 
6. 



Concerning: 
the Dragons 



Present 
William Gyfford Esq k President & Goveen b 



M B Elihd Yale 
M K John Nicks 
M* Thomas Wavell 



M R Thomas Lucas 

M E John Gray 

M E Nath. Higginson 



M E John Cheney. 

Taking into consideration the paper delivered last night by Capt ne ffenn, 
wherein he gives his reasons why he cannot proceed to the Southward, according 
to his dispatch of the 4 th Instant, & desiring some Souldiers may be sent aboard, , 
to secure the R* Hon We Comp as estate, by bringing the most mutinous persons 
ashoar, to have the business examined Itt is agreed & order'd that 10 Souldiers & 
20 Seamen out of the George be sent aboard, that said mutinous persons be brought 
ashoar, examined & seperated aboard such other Ships, as wee can perswade to take 
them, & others put in their places, that said Ship be unladen & fitted to prosecute 
the designe order'd last Consultation, if there shall bee occation. 

Cap* Thomas Batten Commander of the Rebecca, having in his Generall to us 
of the 2 nd Instant given us severall reasons why he is not able to undertake so 
hazardous an exploit singly, as to follow the Ships into Pullicherry Road, Itt is 
order'd that by reason we can send him noe more force att present, then the late 
twenty Souldiers sent p Sloop Mary (the Dragons men proving mutinous) that 
(if he be not already gone upon that expedition) he desist att present & makes the 
best of his way hither, and that afterwards we send him againe with other assist- 
ance, to Attack the Siams Ships, when there may be more probabillity of Success, 
& that the Souldiers he hath aboard, as also those sent in the Sloop Mary, be put 
ashoar att Conimeer, (the Chief & Councill there having represented to us the 
danger they fear by the Mogulls approaching) to Secure the R* Hon ,,le Comp' 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168%.- 



estate,& that they keep them in their Factory till we send a Ship or other Vessel] 
to fetch their goods & them away. 

M r Thomas Luca3 & M r Nathaniell Higginson report the weight of Gold p 
the Dragon from Tonqueen to be Viz* 8 parcells 



1 23b 



[6th.] 



Report of the 

Dragons 

Gold. 



q* 108 Barrs pz 

Order'd that the Shrewsbury be unladen with all expedition. 
Geueralls to Commeer, & to Cap' Batten dated this day read and past. 

Though the B/ Hon bIe Oomp a have order'd that the Fifty Seven Tons of Lead 
laden upon the Ship George in England for Quintaledge should be returned back 
in the said Ship unless we could lade some other Quintaledge goods in the roome 
of itt besides Saltpeetre, yet considering our want of Stock and that the Said Lead 
will turne to proffitt here, as also in China, and that by advices from the Bay, they 
have a great quantity of Saltpeetre ready to send up hither, to supply our Stores, 
& that the Ship George cannot be fully laden with other goods, and wee beleiving 
also that there may be occation of Saltpeetre in England, if any Warr should break 
out, we say for these considerations we think itt convenient for the B 4 Hon blc 
wCompanys affaires, and much for their benefitt, to take the prementioned Lead out 
of the Said Ship George, and lade Saltpeetre in the room thereof, and have this 
day order'd itt to be done accordingly, as also to do the same for what Quintaledge 
of Lead was laden upon the Shrewsbury from England, and to proceed in lading 
the rest of what goods we have for England upon both said Ships, with respect to 
what we are to lade upon the Josiah, that is dailj expected, all which Ships we are 
necessitated to send home partly dead freighted for want of Stock & goods to fill 
them att present, & cannot keep them any longer then p agreement in their 
Charterparties, if the Commanders pleases, who are very punctuall in that case. 

"William Gtfforh. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho: Ldcas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gkat. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson, 



Shrewsbury 
to be unladen. 
Genlls to 
Conimeer & 
Capt Batten. 

Concerning; 
Lead in the 
Ships George 
and Shrews- 
bury. 



Jn : Cheney. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Sloop James arrived in this Boad out of Enor Biver. 
Bec d a Letter from Theamback Bussora to the President. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 



William Gyfford E 
M R Elihu Yale 
M E John Nicks 
M E Thomas Wavell 



President & Govern" 
M K Thomas Lucas 
M E John Gray 
M B Nath. Higginson 



7. 

Sloop James 
from Enor. 



Letter from 
Theambaok 



past. 



M E John Cheney. 
The Warehouse day Book of Accompts for the month of December read and 



Mtjndat 
10. 



Warehouse 
Aocts for 
December. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[10th.] 



Sea Cus- 
tomers Acot 
for Deeemr. 



Storekeepers 
Acct for 
Deeemr. 
Pago 600 to 
be paid Mr 
Wavell. 
Leave given 
Mr Bowrey 
to go on 
the Shrews- 
bury. 
Letter to 
Theamback 
Bussora. 

Capt ffenns 
occatioos to 
be supplied. 



A Platiorm 
to be raised. 



- FORT S^ GEORGE, JANUARY 168$. 

The Sea Customer M r John Nicks his Book of Accompts for the month of 



December read and past as followeth. 
Sea Custome ... 
Anchoridge rec a this month ... 
Register of Houses and Slaves 



Pag 



24 


07 : 


71 : 


9 


18 . 


50 : 


2 


22: 


— : 


36 


11 


21 : 



The Storekeeper Generall M. 1 ' John Cheney his Ace* of Stores bought, Sold & 
expended for the month of December read and past. 

Order'd that Pag 500 be paid M* Thomas Wavell Paymaster to defray the 
Charges of the Garrison &c a . 

M r Thomas Bowrey having desired leave to go for England upon the Shrews- 
bury, Itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive 
him & his necessarys, he paying for his passage. 

A Letter from the President to Theamback Bussora read and past. 

i 

In case that Cap* ffenn Commander of the Dragon shall have absolute occatiqn 
for mony to fitt his Ship, Itt is agreed to supply him with any convenient Summe 
according to his necessity, we having great occation for his Ship, as in former 
Consultations. 

In regard of our breach in Bengali & the near approaching of the Mogull, 
fearing he may have a designe upon this place, not only to take satisfaction, 
for what we may do in Bengali & Suratt, but to bring the whole Kingdome of 
Gulcondah in Subjection to himself Itt is order'd that a Platform to mount Six 
great Gunns, upon the Town Side of the River, opposite to the Fort Gate, bee 
forthwith raised for the Security of that side of the Town, the clearing of the 
Caldeira & Round Points, the River, & the Powder house, which is agreable to the 
R* Hon ble Comp as orders for the Fortifying that side of the Town to the Landward. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 



John Stables Sec ,: 



Jn : Cheney. 



11. 

Duplicate 
&ca from Ml 
Phaulkon. 

Genii from 
Madapollam. 

Genii & 
Books from 
Coodaluor. 



Letter from 
the Capt, 
of Saphir 
Friggat att 
Trinoomdla, 

12. 

Letter 
from Mr Pitt 
att Acheen. 



Rec d a Duplicate of M 1 ' Constant Phaulkons Generall dated in Siam the 29 th 
October 1686 with their valluation of Jewells, & Coppy of Cap* Samuell Lake's 
depositions dated the 13 th November 1686. 

Rec d a Generall from Madapollam dated the 28 th last month. 

Rec rt a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 5 th Instant with their Diary & 
Consultations commencing January 168f & concluded last month for England, 
Portonovo Generall Books letter A for Anno 1685 for the Fort & England, Cooda- 
loor Generall Books Letter C for Anno 1685 for the Fort. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap* William Bradly Commander of the Saphir Frigatt at 
Trincomola dated the 18 th November 1686 desiring credit there for mony to 
supply his Ship with provissions having no Stock sent out with him. 

A Portugues Ship arrived here from Acheen & by her rec d a Generall from 
M r John Pitt dated in Acheen the 29 th last month, giving an acco u of the arrival] 
of the Loyall Adventure near that Road, of his going thether for provission for the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



FORT S T - GEORGE, JANUARY 168S-.— ■ 

Slaves, of their hard voyage, & confirmation of M 1 ' Mohun' ( 



[12th.] 



death, & that M 1 ' 
Richards has taken his (M r Mohuns) estate with him to Mergeu, to satisfie a Debt 
due to the King of Siam. 

M r Loe having leave to come hither for his health, arrived here this morning. MrLo „ from 

Coodaloor. 

Att a Consultation 



Present 

William Gyeford Esq" President & Govern" 
M R Blihu Yale M r Thomas Ldcas 

M E John Nicks 
M B Thomas Wavell 

M E John Cheney. 



Thursday 
13. 



The Sloop James being formerly order'd to go to Keelecarry near Toota- 
carry, Itt is now order'd that in her way thether She touch att Trincomola, & 

.carry Pag 1000 to supply the Cap* of the Saphir Frigatt with provissions for his 
passage hither, he advising from thence, that he is in great necessity, & then the 

said Sloop to proceed to Keelecarry And that M William Cawley do go upon her, 
to pay the Captain what money he wants to supply his occations out of the said 
Pag 1000, to treat with Pedda Tombe Mercawne about the Pepper business, to 
see the said Sloop repaired & procure her lading of Rice, & that Instructions be 
given him accordingly. 

M 1 ' Elihu Yale delivers two Letters directed to the President & Council! 
■dated Viz 1 One the 13 th May 1686 formerly read in Councill, the other the 10 th 
Instant, being in. answer to M r Constant Piiaulkon's Severall Letters about the 
Jewells, & att the same time all the papers & affidavitts mention'd therein, were 
produced, read & examined & found to bee agreable to the import of the said 
Letters, which are all order'd to be sent home to the R' Hon bIe Comp a p the first 
conveyance. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Jn: Cheney. 



Sloop James 
to go to 
Trincomola. 
Pago 1000 to 
be sent on 
her. 

Capt of the 
Saphir Fri- 
gatt to be 
supplied. 
Mr Cawley to 
go on the 

to treat about 
Pepper, fitt 
the Sloop & 
procure Rice. 



Mr YaleB 
answer to Mr. 
Phaulkons 
letters. 



John Stables Sec 1 ' 7 : 



Rec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 28 th last month. 

Rec d a General] from Conimeer dated the 11 th Instant. 

Rec d a Gen 11 from Coodaloor dated the 12 th Ins' with Invoyce of 124 Bales 
of Callicoes laden aboard Sloop Thomas, which they advise to have dispatcht the 
10 th d to & by her sent the Bill of Lading, & that they shall have remaining by 
them about 160 or 180 Bales & 70 Baggs of Indigo. 

Rec d a Letter from Pedda Tombe Mercawne to the President. 



13. 

Genii from 
Pettepollee. 
Genii from 
Conimeer. 

15, 

Genii &oa 

from 

Coodaloor. 



Letter from 
Pedda Tombe 
Mercawn. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16th.] 

Genl from 

Capt Baton 



•FORT 8?- GEORGE, JANUARY 16SS-.- 



Rec a a Generall from Cap' Batten dated att Trincombar the 10 th Instant 
advising that the two Siarn Ships were gone from Pullicherry two dayes before 
his arrivall there, Standing off to Sea, & that he designes to ply up againe, as fast 
as he can. 



Att a Consultation 



MUNDAY 

17. 



No Rice att 
Keelecairy. 
Sloop James 
to go to 
Bengali. 
Capt Bradly 
to be supplied 
by the Dutch. 



Slaves to be 
sent to St. 
Helena. 

Mr Harbins 
answer to the 
Generall &cas 
complaints. 



to be sent to 
theRt 



William Gyfford Esq* 
M R Blihu Yale 
M R John Nicks 
M R Thomas Wavell 



Present 

President & Govern r 
M E Thomas Lucas 
M R John Gray 
M R Nath. Higginson 



Compa & the 
Generall &oa. 
Leave to go 
for England. 



Two Surat 
Ships att 
Manilla, 
proposed to 
Capt Alford 
to goe and 
seiz them, 
he refuseth 
to goe. 
as also Capt 
Earning. 
Ship Dragon 
to be fitted. 



Capt Eenns 
request to 
have his 
Doctor 
cleared. 



his request 
granted. 



M R John Cheney. 

Upon advice from Keelecarry that there is no Eice or Paddy procureable 
there, Itt is now order'd that Sloop James be sent to Bengali as soon as tho 
Season Serves, and that a Letter be writt to the Governour of Palliacat, to give 
order to the Chief of Trincomala, to Supply Cap* Bradly with what he shall havo 
occation, & that Cap* Bradly be order'd to draw a Bill upon us for what he shall 
receive, which shall be punctually paid. 

Order'd that ten Slaves be sent upon each of the Europe ships for S e Helena, 
to supply that Island. 

Whereas there has been SeVerall complaints from the Generall & ca att Surat 
against M r Robert Harbin, who upon his arrivall here from Siam, was acquainted 
therewith, & order'd to give his answer thereto which he now delivers in 
writing, which upon reading was found to be so tart a Stile, that he was repre- 
hended therefore, but he still utterly denies those indecent expressions Cap' Prest- 
wick charges hirn with. And itt is order'd that a Coppy thereof be sent to the 
R* Hon ble Comp a (for their further examination,) and to the Generall & ca . att Surat, 

by our next, and he desiring leave to go for England upon the George, Itt is- 
order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive him and 
his necessaries upon the R* Hon Comp as ace* & to have the accommodation of 
the great Cabbin. 

Having certaine advice that there are two Surat Ships belonging to the Moors 
att Manilla, Cap* Alford was sent for, (the Dragon not having att present men 
sufficient to undertake itt) & proposed to him to go to the Streights of Mallacca 
to meet & Seiz them in their returne from thence, & bring them hither, or any of 
the King of Slams Ships, he may meet with, & that he should be considered for 
loosing his Monsoon to which he answered that his time was expired & that he 
could not justifie his so doing to his Owners, in regard of the agreement in 
Charterparty, as also that he should spend his homeward bound provissions, and 
knew not where afterwards to be supplied, so absolutly refused to go, as also 
Cap* Earning for the same reasons, Itt is therefore order'd that Cap* ffenn do fitt 
his Ship with all expedition with provissions and men, to proceed upon said 
designe, which he was acquainted with, and the Storekeeper &c a order'd to furnish 
him, with what they could to hasten him. 

Upon Cap* Fenns request to have his Doctor John Cotter cleared from his 
Ship, and M r Robert Harbin's Attestation of a Coppy of the examination of the 
Dragons men, in relation to their running away att Tonqueen, taken att Siam, as 
also said M r Harbin & M 1 ' Will m Hodges relation to us of the ill carriage & 
mutinous inclination of the said John Cotter, Wee thinke itt not safe to continue 
him upon the Ship, and therefore do consent to have him discharged, he himself 
likewise making itt his Petition, said Attestation, Request, Petition, & discharge 
being enter'd next after this Consultation. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 



FORT S T - GEORGE, JANUARY 168f. [17th.] 

Francis Heath desiring leave to go for England upon the Shrewsbury, Jtt is Mr Heath 

order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive him ^™ 8 ^efve 

& his necessarys, he paying for his passage. granted him. 

John Crosman desiring leave to go for England upon the Shrewsbury, Itt is desireT^go 

order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive him & his bome - Lea ve 

i • » i - granted him. 

necessarys, he paying tor ins passage. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M v Thomas Wavell Paymaster to defray the ^J d *J r 
"Charges Garrison &c a . waveii. 

Generalls to Conimeer, to Coodaloor, to Pettepollee, to Madapollam, to Cap* LeTterf 3 and 
Bradly att Trincomala, to Metchlepatam, Letters from the President to Verona 
Governour of Pettepollee & to the Governour of Palliacatt & from M r John 
' Cheney Storekeeper to M r Freeman &c a Councill att Metchlepatam all dated this 
day read and past. 

William Gyffokd. 

Etjhu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 
* John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat; Higginson. 

_0 

John Stables See' 7 . Jn: Cheney. 

Mav itt please your Honour „ „ , 

&C a CounClll. ffenns 

Itt having been made manifest that my Doctor John Cotter, hath notoriously ieque8t * 
played the rouge, in endeavouring to intice all, or the most part of my Ships 
Company from the Ships Service, to the great hazard of both the Ship & Cargoe 
then upon her, and thinking itt alltogeather unsafe for me, & Ships Company, as 
well as for what goods may be laden upon my Ship on the R f Hon bIe Comp aB 
accompt to continue such a wicked and mutinous fellow any longer in the 
Service. 

I desire your Hon r &c a Councill will please to take him off my hands and do 
with him, as to your Hon r &c a Councills great prudence shall seem most con- 
venient : I am 

Hon d S 1 ' &c a Councill your most 
Fort St. George humble & faithful! servant to command 

, 17 th Jan 17 168f Anthony Fenn. 

Examinations taken of the DragODS men in relation to their c °ppj Mr 
running away from Tonqueen, Siam the 26 th [Lacuna in the original] 1686. testation. 

Joseph Leister, Declareth what he is ready to depose on Oath, when required, that 
the Doctor, and John Palmer on or about the 25 th September, tempted him to 
run away, & declared they intended to buy two Boats, one to waite over 
the Barr, the other to carry them over, & that they would fitt themselves 
with Armes Amunition &c a necessarys out of the Ship, with resolution for 
Siam, as being the surest refuge, upon which they sealed the contract with 
severall Bottles of wine, which continued untill the latter end of Novem 1 ' & 
then itt broak off. 

Anthony Highoe, Declares on the same tearmes, with this addition that when the 
Doctor saw that Joseph Leister (being Steward of the wine) had spent all the 
wine broak off & every one of the contract, Spending freely on condition, 
that if the designe did not go on, every one was to contribute in proportion, 
which being not able to performe, put them that did run away on the 
desperate attempt. 
3 



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[17th]. 



FORT /ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$. 

John Palmer Confesses the fact and persists in justifying his resolution, that had 
itt been to do againe, he would have gone, had he an opportunity. 
The Doctor acknowledges the Same with moderation, &a Seeming repentance. 
Vera Copia Orignal 



Rob t Harbin. 



Coppy of the 
Doctors Peti- 
tion. 



To the Hon ble William Gyfford President of the 
Coast of Chormandell &c a and Governour of 
Fort S*. George &c a Councill. 

The humble Petition of John Cotter 
late Chirurgeon of the Dragon 
Most humbly Sheweth, that whereas your Petitioner having been ever since 
the arrivall of the aforesaid Ship to this Port kept a prisoner, herin, [sic] upon some 
complaint of Cap* ffenn Commander therof & whereas also the said Cap* ffenn, 
has either procured or endeavoured to procure another Chirurgeon, for the said 
Ship, the r by dismissing your said Petitioner, of the said Service, & your Petitionee 
not knowing any offence by him committed, either worthy of this imprisonment or 
dismission. 

Your Petition 1 ' therefore most humbly implores your Hon 1 ' &c a to consider the 
case of your poor Petitioner & grant him a hearing before your Hon 1 ' &c a and as 
well dismiss him out of this Prison, as out of the aforesaid Service. 

And your Petitioner as in duty bound 
shall ever pray &c a 
John Cotter. 



Coppy Presi- 
dent &os die- 
charge of 
Capt ffenns 
Doctor. 



To Cap* Fenn Commander 
of Ship Dragon. 
Wee are Sufficiently convinc't of your Doe 1 ' John Cotters miscarriage aboard 
your Ship, & of his mutinous inclinations, & therefore we are also of the same opinion 
with you.'that 'tis not safe for the R* Hon ble Comp as concernes for him to go any 
lono-er with you, So we can't but grant, your request to discharge him your Ship, 
& as for his wages considering what he has done, 'tis a question, whether ever he 
can recover any thing, but that we must leave to you to defend in England, this 
being in answer to your paper we remaine 

Your very loving friends 

William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Thomas Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Thomas Wavell. 
Nath. Higginson. 
John Cheney. 



Fort St. George 
17 th Jan iy 168$. 



17. 

Josia from 
Bengali. 
General! &ca 
from Hugly. 
Generall 
&ca from 
Ballasore. 
Compas Ser- 
vants p sax) 
Ship. 
Davis the 
Interloper. 



This evening the Josia Cap* Nathaniell Owen Commander, arrived here from 
Bengali, & brought a Generall from Hugly dated the 15 th last month, with Invoyce 

and Bill of Lading from thence, & a Generall from Ballasore dated 2b th ditto, 
with their Invoyce°& Bill of Lading and coppy of Cap' Owens demand of a Lading 
for his Ship dated & delivered there the 2J> Deceinb 1 ' 1686. Also severall of the 
R*Hon ble Uoinp" Servants as M'' Ley M r Cudworth M r Harding & M r Farmer, 
with Thomas Davis the Interloper sent by the Agent & Councill of Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 11 

FORT St. GEORGE, JANUARY 168%. [I7th.] 

Ship Arrivall Richard Harbin Master sailed hence for Moco. toMoco. 1 ™ 

18 
Rec d a Generall from Cap' Batten dated in Trincombar the 13 th Instant. Genii from 

Capt Batten. 

Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated the 2b th last month, with a Letter M e"ohiepT- 

tam. 
. Letter from 

from the Dutch Seconds Lady to the President about mony owing her by M r Dutoh Lady. 
Tillotson deceased on accompt of Paddy. 

Rec d a Generall from Cap* Bradly dated in Trincomala 7 th Ocf last. Genii from 

Capt Bradly. 
, . „ , Capt Fenns 

Cap* ffenn delivers a paper concerning his Doctors wages the contents as paper about 

„ t, , i his Doctors 

followeth. wages . 

Ooppy of said: 

May itt please your Hon 1 ' &c a Councill. paper. 

I understand my insolent Doctor notwithstanding your Hon 1 ' 3 &c a Councills 
clemency, to him, the other day, shown in releasing him upon so easy tearmes, 
after the commission of such faults as I have laid to his charge & proved against 
Jiim doth design to Arrest me for his wages, which I humbly conceive are forfeited 
by the law and not undeservedly, I hope your Hon r &c a Councill will please to 
consider itt, & not suffer any such process to go on against me, without all reason, & 
for the encouragment of all such malitious, & rebellious Speritts as he is of, but 
on the contrary will rather discountenance, & put a check to his proceedings, which 
I humbly leave to your Hon 1 &c a Councill and remaine your Hon rs &c a Councill 

Most obedient faithfull & humble 
Servant to command 
Fort S*. George Anthony Fenn 

19 th Jan ,y 168-f. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 
William Gyfford Esq," President & Governo r Thursday 

M E Emhtj Xale M k Thomas Lucas 20. 

M E John Nicks M e John Gray 

M* M R 

M E John Cheney. 

• Order'd that what of the goods from Bengali in the Josia is proppei- for Josiatol , e 

England, be continued aboard, the rest to be landed. unladen. 

Order'd that Lacker ware in the Dragon be traverst to the George & the Dragons 

goods to bf> 

Copper and Tinn to the Shrewsbury, for Conimeer, with Europe goods, towards Shrewsbury 



have in a readiness, & from thence to be dispatcht to Coodalc 
Bales, and from thence to go for England, & in case she meets with Sloops fromthenX 
Thomas & Mary by the way, to take out of them what Bales they have aboard. to England. 
Sloop James proving very leaky & not in a condition to take in Europe goods sioop James 
for Conimeer, & being too early to go to Bengali & scarcely able till she be ver * ,eak y- 
repaired, Itt is order'd that she be sent to Portonovo to fitt there, & then to return to be sent to 
with what Bales they may have remaining, & afterwards to proceed for Bengali, P°rtonovoto 
as order'd last Consultation, & by reason we have no other Vessell here, that we 
can spare but the Shrewsbury, to carry the Europe goods to Conimeer, upon their Enrone goods 
former & latter contract, Itt is order'd to lade upon the Concord a Country Ship to be laden on 
So much as she can carry, & to allow the usuall freight, & what shall be wanting Country °sbjp 
of the amount, wee agree to send by the next oppe-tunity. for Conimeer. 



12 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[20th.] 

Sloops 
Thomas & 
Mary to go to 
the Rebecca. 

Concerning 
the Dragon 
and Rebecca's 
going to 
Zeilon. 



Mony to be 
sent Capt 
Bradly. 



Leave given 
Mr Loe to go 
home. 



Interloper 
Davis to be 
confin'd to 
the Fort. 



Mr. Gray & 
MrCawly's 
business 
decided. 



Dyarnonds to 
be registrod. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168% 

Agreed that an order be sent to Sloops Thomas and Mary to go to the Rebecca 
and take out of her what they can carry of the R* Hon ble Comp as Cargo from 
England, to lighten her & bring itt hither. 

Upon inquiry of Severall Manilla Pilotts, we find that the Surat Ship do 
usually depart from Mallacca homewards about this time of the year, & that the 
Dragon cannot probably meet with them there, the Winds not Serving, Itt is 
therefore agreed that the Dragon (with Five & Twenty Souldiers on her) do go to 
the Rebecca, & both order'd to go to Zeilon, & cruse itt up and down that Coast, 
till the latter end of March, to meet with them upon their return home, and that 
Instructions & Commission be given them accordingly, hoping also that they may 
meet with the two Siam Ships, that lately went off this Coast, before Cap* Batten 
could reach them, itt being too late in the Year for Said Siam Ships to go to 
Mallacca, and that Cap 1 Fenn Commander of the Dragon have what Powder & 
other amunition that he may have occation of in this expedition, and afterwards 
to discourse with him about the cha[ng]ing itt. And that Pagodas Three hundred 
(or rather to the vallue in Dollars, being more Currant money there) be sent by 
said Cap* Fenn to supply what occations Cap* Bradly Commander of the Saphip 
Frigat lying att Trincomalay, may have for money for his provissions, as he 
formerly desired, we not being willing to trouble the Dutch & that Cap* Bradly be> 
order'd to make the best of his way hither. 

M r Joseph Loe having made his request to go for England upon one of the 
R* Hon bla Comp as Ships now to be dispatcht, for the recovery of his indisposition 
and memory, Itt is order'd that the Secret ry do give him an order to go upon what 
ship he shall choose, with his necessarys, upon the R* Hon ble Comp as ace' & to 
have the accommodation of the great Cabbin. 

The Agent & Councill in Bengali having sent Thomas Davis the Interloper 
a Prisoner upon the Josia, Itt is order'd that he be confined to the Fort for the 
present, and that a good Centinell be sett over him, till we consider what to do 
with him. 

M r John Gray desiring to have the difference betwixt him, and M r Cawley 
examined, as orderd in Consultation of the 2 d of last month, accordingly M r 
Cawley and M r Gray's wittnesses were sent for, Swoi-n and examined, & the 
two papers (enter'd in our Coppy Book of Letters) perused, & by the whole we 
find itt was only an accidentall & idle quarrell, importing little, however for futui-e 
example, and because M 1 ' Gray should rather be a keeper then a breaker of the 
peace, wee think fitt to fine him, as well as M r Cawley and so order them to pay 
Pagodas Ten each for the use of the poor of the Church, & that no more be said 
or done in the business, and concerning those words which M r Cawley accuseth 
M r Gray of in the Postscript to his Petition of calling him an informing Rascall, 
there being none present but themselves, & M r Cawley now giving his voluntary 
Oath, that those words were (to the best of his knowledge) spoaken by M r Gray, 
therefore wee think M r Gray worthy a reprehension, though M r Cawley does declare, 
he thinks they were not malitiously spoaken. 

Cap* Earning, Cap* Owen & Cap* Alford were order'd to receive no Diamonds, 
but what register'd, & the Secretary s firm to the particulars. 

William Gyfford. 
Elihtj Yale. 
Tho : Locas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavbi.l. 
Nat : Higginson. 

Jn : Chknky. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 13 



FOKT S T - GEORGE, JANUARY 168f. [21st.J 

Sloop Gingerlee William Martin Master arrived here from Vizagapatam and 21. 
brought a Generall from thence dated the 10 th Instant, with Invoyce & Bill of ^".fy-^a 
Lading of goods aboard her, the Seer Lascars generall order for passing the R 4 patam. 
Hon ble Comp as affaires, Coppy of a Cowle for the Town of Vizagapatam Anno f^*^^ 
1686. Coppy of a Cowle for Narsingapatam alias Monecapatam, and a Passport 
granted to M 1 ' Browne. 

Rec d a Letter from Thomas Davis the Interloper dated in Fort S 4 George Letter from 
this day. °™ B Inter * 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 1 7 th Instant. coodaw r ° m 

Generalls to Coodaloor and to Conimeer both dated this day approved & 22 - 

• A J rr Genllsto 

Signed. Coodaloor 

&, Conimeer. 

Ship Burneo Merchant Thomas Flemming Master arrived here from Junck- 23. 

Celon. Burneo 

Mercht 
from Junck- 
oelon. 

Bec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 15 th Instant, giving no hopes of Genii from 
any goods for this Shipping, the Merchants not being able to comply in time with Pette P° llee - 
.their contract, by reason of the great ffamine. 

Att a Consultation 

F resent 

William 'Gyfford, Esq" President & Govebn" Mtjnday 

M K Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 24. 

M E John Nicks M e John Geat 

M e Thomas Wavell M e Nath. Higginson 
M b John Cheney 

Cap 4 Earning delivers (by his Purser) his Protest for want of a Lading for Capt 
his Ship George (as enter'd next after this Consultation) to which hee was ^ a i rnin e 

r o \ delivers a 

Protest. 

answered, that his not going to the Bay, hud much impeeded our business for ,he answer 
want of the goods, that he might have brought from thence, however we should tnereto s iTen - 
lade him as soon as possibly we could. 

Cap 4 Owen delivers also a Protest for want of a Lading for his Ship Josia deiiverr'a' 11 
(as enter'd next after this Consultation) to which he was answered, that the long Protest, 
time he spent in carreening his Ship in the Bay, & not calling at the Northern g^enThereto. 
ffactorys, to bring away their goods, itt being soe late in the year, that the Agent & 
Councill could not send him thether as order'd, by which wee are disappointed of 
their goods, & that he arriveing here soe latly was not as yet unladen,"however 
we being in dayly expectations of the Northern goods by some other convey- 
ance, we hoped to dispatch him so, as to save his Monsoon. 

In regard of the Mogulls near approach to the Southern Factorys & our 
present warr in the Bay against him, Itt was taken into consideration, whether Considera- 
'twere best, to send the Europe goods as order'd to Conimeer or not, but here ^euiobb" 
being no certainty thereof, & considering the gre?t damage may come to the goods to 
goods by lying by, & that the truck of such a quantity of Europe goods for Calli- °™ meei0T 
cces, to be brought in by the latter end of June next, is of so great import & 
advantage to the R 4 Hon bk ' Comp" in the Lading for their Shipping, besides the 
advance on the sale of the Europe goods, and not questioning but to have all the 
Investment in, before the troubles reach these parts if the Mogull should proceed, Agreed to be 
Itt is resolv'd and agreed that they be sent as formerly order'd. order'd. 

4 



14 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[24th] . 

Davis the 
Interlopers 
letter read 
and consi- 
dered. 

to be sent fo 
tomorrow, 
his being 
6ent from 
Bengali 
hither dis- 
allowed. 



Paymasters 
Aoct for 
Deoembr. 



-FORT S' c - GEORGE, JANUARY 168 'f. 



The Letter latly rec d from Thomas Davis the Interloper, was read & con- 



sidered and order'd that M r Higginson do lett him know, that tomorrow wee 
shall send for him, to inquire what Security he can give to indemnify the 
R* Hon ,jle Comp a from what Debts he has contracted with the Moors during his 
residence in the Bay, & discourse farther of the business, Though wee as yet 

wholly disallow of the A^ent & Councills seizing & sending him prisoner hither, 
since the President might & would have done the same when he was in the 
Bay, but that the consideration of being answerable for his Debts to the 
Merchants & Government, was a sufficient reason to the contrary. 



Book of Acct s for the month of 



The Paymaster M 1 ' Thomas Wavell 
December read and past as followeth. 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Generall 
Charges Dietfc ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges Cattle ... 
Charges Merchandise ... 
Ace* ffortifications &c a 



Damaged There being Bleaven Bales of brown Ginghams damaged on Sloop Thomas 

Thomas tobe fr' om Madapollam, which upon whitening att Metchlepatam, (where said Sloop 
disposed of. put in loosing her Monsoon), proved rotten, & their condition being viewed by 
the Councill, Itt is order'd that the Warehouskeeper, makes use of them for 
wrappers, and Slaves clouts, or other uses as he shall see convenient, & to do 
the same with some of the Mindanao goods, which prove in the like condition. 
Order'd that M r Cawley be assistant to the Paymaster. 



... Pag" 636 


34: 


00 


„ 899: 


05: 


— 


„ 388 


24: 


37 


„ 59 


29: 


83 


„ 43: 


36: 


_ 


„ 40 


26 


_ 


„ 137 


07 


- 


P 1706 


18 


36 



also some 

Mindanao 

goods. 

Mr Cawley 

assistant 



Paymaster. 
P 600 to be 
paid Mr 
Wavell. 
Sloop 

Gingerlee to 
be unladen. 
Europe goods 
for Conimeer 
to be laden 
aboard her. 
She is order'd 
to go to ye 
Bebecoa. 



Dispatches 
read & past. 



Order'd that Pag 600 be paid M r Thomas "Wavell Paymaster to defray the 
Charges Garrison &c a . 

Order'd that what goods in Sloop Gingerlee from Vizagapatam are propper 
for England be traverst aboard the George, & the rest brought ashoar, & if 
there be any remaining Europe goods for Conimeer, to compkat their con- 
tracts, over and above what laden on the Shrewsbury and the Concord, that 
they be laden on board her & that she be dispatcht for said place, & after deli-* 
very thereof, that she proceed to the Rebecca & take out of her what she can 
conveniently carry of the R* Hon 1,le Comp 8 * cargo to lighten her, and bring 
them hither. 

Cap* Alfords dispatch to the Southern Factorys, & for England not dated 
Commission & dispatch to Cap* Fenn, for the Coast of Zeilon, Dispatches to 
Sloops Mary and Gingerlee to go to the Rebecca, Generall to Cap* Bradly att 
Trmcomala, to be sent p Ship Dragon Three Generalls to Cap* Batten to be sent 
Viz* One p Each Sloop, & the other p Cap* Fenn dated this day read and past. 

William Gtfporh. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho: Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Geat. 
John Stables Sec ry - Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
J£: Cheney. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 15 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$. [24th.] 

To tho Hon ble William Gyfford Esq r President & Govern r &c a Councill on Copw Capt# 
the Coast of Cormandell & Bay of Bengali &c !l for Affairs of the R' Earnings 
Hon bIe the Governour & Company of Merchants of London trading to rote8fc ' 
the East Indies. 

Whereas a Charterparty indented of a freightm' made in London the 31 th 
day of December 1684 between the R' Hon ble the Governour & Comp a of 
Merchants of London trading into the Bast Indies, on the one part, & M 1 ' John 
Mordent, & M r Thomas Gray of London Merchants part Owners of the Ship 
George & Cap' JSTehemiah Earning Mariner, Master of the said Ship on the other 
part, Wittnesseth, that amongst many other things, itt is agreed by & between 
the parties aforesaid, that the said Governour & Comp a their Agents, Factors or 
Assignes, shall not detaine the said Ship in India, any longer, then the 20 th day of 
January 1686, & in case that after the expiration of the said 20 th day of January, 
all or any part of the Said Ships Lading shall bee wanting yet the said Governour 
& Company do agree, that then the said Ship shall returne for England, the Com- 
mander having first made Legall demand thirty dayes before his coming away, & 
due Protest for want of the said ships Lading, & att the Ships arrival! in 
England, the said Governour & Company do covenant to pay the said part 
Owners & Master, the full freight of Five hundred Fifty Three Tonus, & what 
Bemorage shall be due to the time of her setting Saile for England, or to the 
expiration of the aforesaid Twentieth day of January One Thousand Six hundred & 
Eighty Six. 

Having according to Charterparty made Legall demand for Lading for the 
Ship George, I Nehemiah Earning Commander of the said Ship, do hereby, in the 
behalf of all whom itt may concerne, Protest against the Hon ble William Gyfford 
•Esq r President & Governo 1 ' the Worp 11 Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas &c a Councill 
att Fort S' George, for affairs of the R c Hon ble English East India Company for 
all such Costs, Losses & Damages as may accrue or befall the Owners of the said 
Ship, from the R* Hon bl8 the Governour and Company for want of her lading, and 
dispatch the foresaid Twentieth of January being expired, and the said Ship 
George being ready and every way capable (by Gods blessing) to performe her 
voyage home to England, In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, 
Dated in Fort S* George the 24 th day of Jan ry 168f 
Signed & delivered in the presence of us. Nehb. Eakning. 

Tho. Oyles. 
Phil. Oyles. 

• Whereas there was an affreightment & Charterparty made & dated the 20 th Co PP y Capt 
February 1684 between the R* Hon ble Company of Merchants of London trading potest. 
into the East Indies on the one part, & the Owners of the Ship Josia, on the other 
part, and amongst many other Articles & agreements in the aforesaid Charter- 
party mention'd, & Specified, there is one Article, wherein agreement is made, 
that the said Ship, shall be kept in India, no longer then the 20 m January 1686 
& that att the expiration of that time, the Said Ship is to return home for 
England, due demand & Protest being first made for want of her Lading, and 
dispatch to the Hon ble the President Agent & Chief Factors, where the said Ship 
shall then happen to be 

In order therefore to Charterparty I Nathaniell Owen Commander of the 
said Ship in the behalf of M 1 ' John Cook & M r Justus Otgar Merchants &c a part 
Owners, do Protest against the Honoura ble William Gyfford Esq r the Worp" Elihu 
Yale Esq r M r Thomas Lucas and &c a Councill att Fort S f George, for the affaires 
•of the R 4 Hon ble Comp a for all Losses, Costs & Damages that may accrue or befall, 
the Owners of said Ship from the R' Hon ble Company for want of her Loading 



16 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[24th.] 



■ FORT S^ GEORGE, JANUARY 168$.- 



and dispatch, the 20 th of January aforesaid being expired, and she the said Ship 
being ready to performe, (,by Gods blessing) her voyage home for England, Dated 
att Fort S' George the 24 th January 1686. 



24 

Generallfrom 
Capt Batten. 
Letter from 
the Coramis- 
Bary att 
Trincombar. 

25 

Slcop Thomas 
with a 
Qenerll &ca 
from Cooda- 
loor, 



Delivered in the presence of us. Nathan" Owen. 

W M Parker. 
Rec d a Generall from Cap' Batten dated in Trincombar the 19* h Instant. 

Rec a a Letter from the Commissary att Trincombar dated the 19 th Ins 1 desiring- 
our permission for Bartholomew Gestenberg[s«'c] & Peter Juelman to take their 
passage for England upon one of the R' Hon ble Comp* 8 Ships. 

Sloop Thomas arrived here from Coodaloor, & brought a Gener 11 dated the 
1 th Ins' with Bill of Lading for 124 Bales of Callicoes aboard her. 

Att a Consultation Extrao afternoon 



Tuesday 
25 



Goods in 
Sloop Thomas 
to be traverst 
to the 

Shrewsbury. 
to go to the 
Rebeooa. 
Land 

Cnstomers 
Acct for 
Decemr. 



William Gyeford 
M B Elihu Yale 
M K John Nicks 
M E Thomas Wavell 



Present 

Esq" President & Governour 
M R Thomas Lucas 
M* John Gray 
M* Nath Higginsom 



M R John Chkney. 

Order'd that the Bales in Sloop Thomas from Coodaloor be traverst aboard 
the Shrewsbury, & then that said Skmp do go to the Rebecca, & take out of her, 
what she can conveniently carry of the R* Hon ble Comp as Cargo, & bring itt 
hither. 

The Land Customer M r John Gray his Book of Accompts for the month of 
December read and past as followeth. 
Land Custome 

Choultry & Petty Land Custom 
Paddy Toll att the Banksall ., 
Measurers duty ... 
Weighers duty ... 



>ag° 8 : 


32: 


64 


„ 8: 


18: 


28 


„ 4: 


18: 


32 


„ 14: 


15: 


01 


>, — : 


30: 


12 


P. 37: 


03: 


37 



P 200 to 
be paid 
Mr. Cheney. 
Leave given 
two Danes 
to go on the 
Shrewsbury. 



Davis the 
Interloper 

Bent for. 



Order'd that Png 200 be paid M 1 ' John Cheney Storekeeper generall to 
defray the Charges of the R' Hon ble Comp as Sloops &c a . 

The Commissary of Trincombar having desired leave for Bartholomew 
Gerstenberg, & Peter Juelman to take their passage for England upon one of the 
R' Hon ble Comp i,s Ships, & they now making itt their Petition to go on the 
Shrewsbury (as enterd next after this Consultation) Itt is order'd that the Secre- 
tary do give the Commander an order to receive them & their necessarys, they 
paying for their 



According as itt was agreed yesterday Thomas Davis the Interloper was sent 
for, & what writt from Bengali, concerning him in their Generall of the 15 th of 
last month, was read to him, which he in generall denied, then itt was demanded 
of him, what security he could give to indemnify the K' Hon l,le Comp a from the 
Debts he had contracted with the Moores in the Bay during his residence there, 
which we understand by Cap* Owen & M r Thomas Ley late one of the Councill of 
Hugly, was demanded by the Governour of the j&gent before their coming from.- 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 17 



FORT St- GEORGE, JANUARY 168%. [25 th ] 

thence to which he answered, that he could give none but his own Bond, but 
withall did affirm, that in reallity he owed nothing there, as he would make itt 
appear to us in writing, so after a long discourse on both sides, he was dismist for 
the present & order'd to be confined to the Fort as before, till we see his said 
writing & consider further of the business, itt being of a very great import to the 
R* Hon ble Comp. a 

Generall to Cap* Batten dated yesterday & Sloop Thomas dispatch to the Generaii & 
Rebecca dated this day read and past. Dispatch. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J£ : Cheney. 



Coppy two 



J«hn Stables Sec ry . 

To the Hon Me William Gy fiord President 
" of the Coast of Chormandell &c" Councill. Danes 

The humble Petition of Bartholomew 
Gerstenberg & Peter Juelman. 
Humbly Sheweth, 

Whereas your Petitioners Subjects to his Majesty the King of Denmarke, Ally 
to his Majesty the King of great Brittain &c 11 have obtained leave from the 
' Commissary of Trincombar, for takeing their passages upon any Ships (on which 
they may procure liberty) for their native Country, there being none of their 
Country Ships now here designed thether. 

Your Petitioners therefore humbly request your Hon 1 ' &c a will permit 
your said Petto take their passages upon the Shrewsbury one of the 
R* Hon ble English East India'Comp as Ships now designed for England, 
they Satisfying the Commander therof for the same. 
And your Pet as in duty bound shall for ever pray & ca . 

The Bill of Lading for what shipt on the Concord, with a Letter inclosing itt 26 
from the Secretary sent p said Ship, for Conimeer. J? u ' of 

p Concord. 

Information being given of Treasonable words spoak aboard the Ship George information 
•the Commander Cap' Nebemiah Earning was order'd to send for the person that "bie'worda" 
spoake them, & the accusers ashoar to be examined. spoak in th» 

George. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyffoed Esq* President & Govern" Thursday 

M E Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 27 

M E John Nicks M E John Gray 

M e -Thomas Wavell M" Nath. Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 

M r Elihu Yale read his JoUrnall of the Generall Books of Accompts for the Jownaiifor 

month of December, and part of January which was past in Councill. j a e n ° r r y & part 

Sloop James Henry Wheedon Master his dispatch for Portonovo dated this sioop James 

day read and past. dis P atch - 
5 



Records of Fort St. Geon 



[27™] 

Leave given 
Mr Cad- 
worth tl) go 
for England. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$.- 



Concerning 

James 

Harding. 



Capt Earn- 
ing desires 
Pago 500. 
order'd to be 
paid him. 

Dragon & 
Sloop Thomas 



M 1 ' Samuell Cudworth making his request in writing (as enter'd next after 
this Consultation), to go for England upon the Josia, for the reasons therein 
mention'd, he was sent for in, & told that he should have any imployment in the 
R 5 Hon bie C'>mp" s Service (according to his station) that offer' d, if he were willing 
to stay, & further demanded of him, what further reasons he had for his going, 
having this expression in his said request, (besides many others that might bee 
added) to which he answer'd, that those were to himself, but one was, that he had 
received a great abuse in the Bay, being sett upon by the Moors, and in regard he 
could find no redress, he was resolved to go home, (though we told him, the R* 
Hon b,e Comp a was now resolved to take patis faction for all abuses done to them- 
selves and their Servants) therefore itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the 
Commander an order to receive him, and his necessarys he paying for his passage. 
M r James Harding having desired us to take into consideration his Sallary, 
since the time the President and Councill in the Bay reentertaiu'd him in the R l 
Hon b,e Comp" 9 Service, which was the 19 th of September 1684 to the 27 th of August 
last, when the Agent & Councill had dismisfc him, as p their Letter of the 15 th of 
last month, referring him to us, and paid him Two hundred Eupees for his late 
service att Cassirnbuzar ; & wee finding him to bee of Sen r Merchants degree all 
that time, Itt is order'd that he be paid after the rate of Forty pounds p And, 
deducting what he has already received, and likewise to peruse their Diary when itt 
comes, to know the cause of his dismission, they haveing said nothing about itt in 
their said Letter, and then to consider what to doe with him, but att present to 
remaine as he is. 

Cap' Earning having made his request (as enter'd next after this Consulta- 
tion) for 500 Pag to supply his Ship Geoi-ge with provissions, as p agreem* in 
Charterparty Itt is order'd to be paid him, & to be esteemed as Dollars 875 being 
17-| tale p 10 Pag , that being the Buzar price. 

In regard of the lateness of the year, & the long time the Sloops will be 
taking out the R' Hon ble Com.p as Cargo from the Rebecca, Itt is order'd that the 
Dragon proceed to the Coast of Zeilon without her, and Sloop Thomas to attend 
her. 

"William Gyffokd. 

Elihu Tale. 

Tho: Lucis. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : "Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J$ : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



Coppy Mr 
Cndworths 



Honourable S r 

Being entertain'd by the R 4 Hon'" 6 East India Comp a in their Service for 
the Bay of Bengali, & having continued there accordingly untill the Hon ble 
Comp as orders came for the withdrawing all their Factorys in the Bay, and being 
uncapable of rendring them any Service in those parts by reason of the Warrs, 
& finding the air of India very prejudiciall to my health, disagreeing with my 
constitution, these considerations, besides many others that might bee added, 
makes me very desirous of imbracing this opportunity, of returning for England, 
accordingly do request your Hon rs concurrance herein, & that your Hon r would 
please to give your order for my taking passage on the Josia Cap* Owen, I am 

R* Hon ble 
Fort S l George Your Hon" most humble serv* 

27 th Jan^' 168f , Samuell Cudwoeth. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 19 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168$. r- 27xH j 

Hon d S r . 

Our long stay here in the Country hath much streightned me for money for Co Ca t 
the Ships use, therefore request your Hon r would please to order Five hundred Earnings 
Pagodas, to be paid mee, for Accompt of Ship George. p^soo* 

Hon d S r 
Fort S* George Your most obedient humble 

26 th J an ry 168f . Servant 

Nehemiah Eahning. 

Ship Concord Domingo Carueiro Master sailed for Conimeer. 27. 

Concord for 
Conimeer. 

ffi Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 22 th Instant. Generau 

from Cooda- 
loor. 

■: The person that was charged with speaking Treasonable words aboard the Examination. 
George, as also the accuser being brought ashoar, as order'd yesterday, the g e org esmen 
examination was taken by the Justices, which was sent to the President this about trea- 
eyening att Seven a Clock, & enter'd in our Coppy Book of Letters rec d . woods'. 6 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 25 th Ins' with coppy of theirs of 2 8. 
the 13 th November last to Coodaloor. Generall 

from Coni- 
meer. 

Att a Consultation Extrao afternoon 
Present 

William Gtfford Esq* President and Govern" Friday 

M E Elihtj Yale M r Thomas Lucas 28. 

M* John Nicks M e John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M b Nath. Higginson 
M K John Chelney, 

Taking into consideration the lateness of the Season & contrary winds which Dragon to go 
makes the Dragons meeting with the Surat Manilla Ships upon the Coast of t0 Pers,a - 
Zeilon, very doubtfull. & that in going to Persia, she will have the same oppor- 
tunity, by touching & staying some time att Zeilon & the Coast of India, & may 
probably meet with other prises, a freight also offering for Persia, which may 
something defray the charge of her demorage, 'tis therefore agreed and order'd 
that the said freight be accepted of, & that she proceed on the voyage the 5 th of 
Febru ry next, for Gombroon, & that M r Ambrose Moody & M r Robert Leveson be Mr Moody & 
•sent upon her, to receive the freight for the R* Hon 1 ' 1 " Comp a & invest as much ^ r ^ eaon 
thereof in Persia, as will lade the Ship with Grain, & that the Commander do carry 
his Commission along with him, that if in his way thether, he should meet with 
any price, he may be impower'd to seiz on them & bring them hither, and that the 
freight be ten p Cent for fine goods, & fifteen p Cent for course goods, to be paid freight 
there iD Spetie, but if his voyage being hindred by taking of any prise, then the 
Freighters are to pay no freight, in consideration they runn the hazard of their 
goods in engaging with an Enemy, and loosing their mai'kets, in case the Ship 
should returne, and that twelve Souldiers with Red Coates, be sent aboard, for 
addition to his Strength, & that notice be given as enter'd next after this Consult- 
ation. 

M r John Coventry the Clerk of the Court was now sent to Thomas Davis the Message sent 
Interloper, to know if his writing was ready, that hee promised on the five & interloper. 
Twentieth Instant, to which he return'd for answer, that he had none to deliver, his answer 
and that he thought M r Coventry, had either misunderstood or forgot his message, order'd to be 
Itt is therefore order'd that we send for him on Munday next, and in the mean- sent for a 
time, to consider well what to do with him. nn a7 ' 



20 



Records of Fort St. George 



[28™] 



Person 
Bpeakiug 
Treasonable 
words to be 
try'd in 
England. 



Paoking 
Stuff to be 
sent to 
Coodaloor. 

P 1000 to be 
sent to 
Conimeer. 



Sloop Mary 
to be retur- 
ned from 
Coodaloor. 
Shrewsbury 
men to be 
Muster'd. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 168 r f. 

The examination taken last night by the Justices about speaking Treasonable 
words was read in Councill and in regard the time will not admit to have a tryall 
here, by reason of the necessity of the Suddain dispatnh of the Ship for England, 
Itt is ordered that the accuser be bound over to prosecute the offender in England, 
that Cap' Earning be bound to deliver him, att his arrivall att his first Port in 
England, to the next Justice of peace, & the offender to be sent aboard a Prisoner 
for England. 

Order'd that Ropes, Gunnys and Twine be sent aboard the Sloop James for 
Coodaloor Factory, they having advised us in the Gen" rec d yesterday to be in 
want thereof. 

M r Willcox Chief &c a Councill att Conimeer, having requested a Supply for 
their Washers or elce they will leave them, & the R* Hon b,e Comp as business stand 
still, Itt is order'd that Pag 1000 be sent thether overland, though att. this time 
we can but ill spare itt. 

Having no occation for Sloop Mary to the Southward Itt is order'd that they 
fill her with Grain if they can & send her hither, if not, to send her empty. 

Order'd that M r Waved go aboard the Shrewsbury and Muster the Shirks 
Company. 

William Gtfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray-. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J§ : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



Notico of the 
Dragons 
going for 
Persia. 



These are to give notice to all persons that the Ship Dragon Cap' Anthony 
Fenn Commander will Saile (by Gods permission) for Gombroon in Persia, the 
fifth day of the next month, & that whoever is desirous to lade on said Ship, are 
to repair to M r Nath Higgmson & M r John Cheney and give in an ace' what; 
goods they have to send, the freight being orderd to be ten p C for fine goods & 
fifteen p Cent for course, to be paid in Spetie att the said Port of Gombroon^ 
Dated in Fort S' George the 28 th day of January 168f . 

By order of the President & Councill. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



28. 

Sloop James 

dispatch 

delrver'd. 

29. 

Quedah 

Mercht 

from Bengali. 

Packett 

p ditto from 

thence. 



[Ship. 



Delivered Henry Wheedon Master of Sloop James his Dispatch for Porto- 



Ship Quedah Merchant William Hilder Master, arrived here from Bengali, & 



brought a packett containing Generall to the Fort dated in Hugly River the 23 th 
of last month, Ditto Ships Charterparty, the Quedah Merchants Bill of Lading,, 
the Georges Bill of Lading, the Trevicanes Bill of Lading the Princesses Bill 
of Lading, Invoyce of said Ships lading, Edward Inglish his Bond Ace' of 
Seamens wages belonging to the King of Siams Ship, A List of Generall Books 
sent home, (in a Box Hugly Diary & Consultations for the Fort, from July to 
November 1686 Hugly Diary & Consultations for England, for the year 1686 
Hugly Coppy Book of Letters rec d , Ditto of Letters sent, one Bundle of Generall 
Books of the Bay for England) A List of the Packett, And passengers on said 
Ship M* Raynes & his wife, M r Inglish & his wife, M rs Haynes M r Jordon & M r 
Phillips. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 21 

■FORT Si'- GEORGE, JANUARY 168$-. [ 29th ] 



Gcnlls to 
Coodaloor 

meer. 
30. 

Sloop James 

for Porto- 

noyo. 

P 1000 sent 



Generalls to Coodaloor & to Coninieer dated this day approved and signed- 
Sloop James sailed this morning early for Portonovo. 

This evening Pag 1000 was sent overland to Conimeer p Peons. 
Att a Consultation 

Present 
William Gyfeord Esq e President & Govern" Munday 

M E Elihu Yale M e Thomas Luoas 

M E John Nicks M e John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higglnson 
M K John Cheney. 

• The Presidents Cash Book for this present month was read and past the cash acct 
Ballance being Pag 10055 : 16 : 1. forJannary ' 

Thomas Davis sends a letter this morning which was perused, & being in ^Tinte™ 
expectation of the Box of Bengali Books to come ashoar from the Quedah loper. 
Merchant, Itt is order'd that when we have perused their Diary & Consultations 
concerning him, that he be sent for again. 

Orderd that what goods in the Quedah Merch' are.propper for England Quedah 
, (except the Saltpeetre) be traverst to the Josia, & the rest brought ashoar. unladen. 

In regard we are in want att present of an Ensigne, & John Comer who is Henchman 
next to Succeed in that place, not being fitting for itt, Itt is order'd that James ^signe. 
Henchman being next to him, & a sober, dilligent man, do supply the place, and 
that a Commission be given him. a Commi B - 

sion to be 
given him. 

M r Thomas Wavell reports the Muster of Ship Shrewsburys men, to bee 56 Report of 
living, but of the dead & runaway the Cap* could give no accompt. *^ Shrews-^ 

bnry's men.J 

M r Henry Mose being very sick, & M 1 ' Sam' 1 Barron not return'd from Emoy, Persons to 
Itt is order'd that M r Fraser & M r Willcox do assist M 1 ' DuBois in making up the chhf a ap oods 
"China goods and attest the particulars. 

M 1 ' Joseph Loe having desired M r John Davis & M r Henry Alford to be his MrLoe 
Atturneye, wee do approve thereof, & M 1 ' Loe being in a crazy conditon, to satisfie Attnrne y s - 
him, we will give them our best advice therein. 

Cap* Owen having offer'd 3 Bales of Nillaes containing 300 p s he bought att Niiiaes 
Ballasore, att the E* Hon ble Comp aa price, accompting Rup s 3-| to a Pagoda, which ^"t Owen. 
M r Lucas having viewed & now reports them to be the same Sort, with those of the 
E, 4 Hon We Comp ns of N° 6 Itt is agreed to take them upon their ace' att said price, g iv B e ' n 1 l t ° r be 
& to give him a Bill payable in August next, att ten p Cent intrest p Ann, & that their ami. 
they be sent aboard his Ship for England. awfthe 

Josia. 

William Phillips delivers his Petition, (as enter'd next after this Consultation) w m Phii- 
to be permitted to go for England on the Josia for the reasons therein given which Iip * d ^ sires 
is granted him, & order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order lo hela permit. 

ted to goe. 



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[3 1st] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY I68f • 



receive him, & his necessarys he paying for his passage, because he hath not 
served out his Covenanted time to the R* Hon ble Oomp a - 

William Gyfkord. 

Elihu Tale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Jj--' Cheney. 



Coppy of Wm 
Phillips Peti- 
tion. 



81. 

Shrewsbnrys 

dispatch 

deliver'd. 

February 

PMO. 

Genlls to 
Coodaloor & 
Conimeer. 

2. 

Ship Shrews, 
bury sailed. 
Bill given 
Capt Owen 
for P 246. 



John Stables Sec ry - 

To the Hon b,e William Gyfford Esq r & Govern 1 ' of Fort S* George 
&c a Councill for affairs of the R l Hon ble English East India 
Company. 
The humble Petition of William Phillips 

Sheweth e 

That your Petitioner hath served the B/ Hon ble English East India Comp a two 
year & four months in the Bay of Bengali, during which time he hath never 
enjoyed perfect health (unless att my first arrivall there for about three months) 
therefore most humbly requesteth your Hon 1 ' &c a Councill's leave, to go home to 
England, on the Josiah, since the R* Worp 11 Job Charnock Esq r Agent &c a Councill 
of Bengali, hath granted itt already, & the R* Hon ble Comp a hath possitivly orderd 
the same, wherefore most heartily desire that your Hon r &c a Council! will be pleased 
to confirme the order to Cap 4 Owen which your Hon 1 ' hath seen. 
Fort S l George 
31 st Jan ry 168-f. 

Ship Shrewsbury's dispatch for the Southern Factory's & England was dated 
this day & delivered to the Commander, Cap* Robert Alford. 

Generalls to Coodaloor & to Conimeer dated this day approved, signed and 
this morning sent forward. 

This morning early Ship Shrewsbury Cap* Robert Alford Commander sailed 
hence for the Southern Factorys and England. 

Given Cap* Owen a Bill for Pag 246 payable in 6 months .att ten p Cent 
Intrest p Annum, being for 3 Bales of Nillaes bought of him. 

Att a Consultation 



G-enei'll to the 
Rt Honble 
Compa. 
Ships men to 
be Muster'd. 

China goods 
to be laden 
on ye Josia. 



Present 

WlLLTAJI GYFFORD ESQ K PRESIDENT & GOVERN 8 

M R Elihu Yale M> Thomas Lucas 

M B John Nicks M e John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M k Nath. Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 

The Generall Letter to the R* Hon ble Comp a dated this day to be sent by the 
Shrewsbury read and past. 

Order'd that M 1 ' John Cheney goe aboard the George and Josia & muster the 
Ships Company. 

Order'd that what goods brought from China in the Shrewsbury are propper 
for England, be laden aboard the Josia. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 23 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. [3rd] 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster to defray the p 100 ° to be 

Wavell. 

Charges Garrison &c a And Pag 50 to Narso &c a Washers on ace 1 of "Washing & p ?? t t ? be 
Curing the R* Hon ble Comp as Callicoes. washers. 

William -Phillips now shewing an order from the Agent & Councill of Bengali WmPhiiiips 
to Cap* Owen, to carry him for England upon the R* Hon ble Uomp* 8 ace* which he ontneRt 9 
produced not before, when wee order'd him to pay for his passage, Itt is therefore double 
thought convenient to approve and confirme the said order. ac°™mpt. 

The R* Hon ble Comp as order for the paying of 5 p Cent, Custome, was taken Concerning 
into consideration, & much debated, whether itt extended to their own Covenanted ctcui 5p 
Servants, & finding by the Generall of the 1 4 th January 168-f from the Hon bIe tome - 
Private Committee, to the President Cap* Yale & Cap* Lucas, that itt is left to 
them to persuade the Portugues, & Natives to the Payment of itt, or to deferr itt 
if they thought convenient, which was brought to a Generall Councill & there 
debated and concluded, that in regard they pay att present more then the 5 p C* 
& not discontented att itt, itt is thought convenient, to let itt stand as itt is, but 
no mention therein made of their own Servants, tho they seem to be comprehended 
ig. their Generall to the President & Councill, of the same date, yet itt being 
dubious, we agree for the present, to write to their Hon r3 , desiring their favour to 
«s, that they would bee pleased not to require more of us, then we have formerly 
paid, & that we may have something more of priviledge, then freemen or Natives 
have for our encouragm* & in regard times are so troublesome, and trading dead, 
we do agree to forbear demanding itt from the English freemen att present, and 
that what the R* Hon ble Comp" shall possitivly order hereafter, shall be punctually 
complied with. 

Finding in the Bengali Consultation Book, that att a Consultation of the 8 th 2 once ^ e 

' Nov r 1686 M r Francis Ellis & M r John Beard do report that the Rup s 5000 paid Mr P John 
into the R* Hon b!t ' Comp as Cash att Hugly on the 19 th Jan rv 16S4 in Bowannidas ^ h t * rds 
his name, by the late Agent Beard, was tbe propper mony & estate of the deceased 
M r John Richards, of which also the President has advice in a Letter to him from 
Agent Charnock, & that we may either take itt out of the R' Hon b!e Comp ls Cash 
here, or order itt to be so done in the Bay, to be remitted hither, for the use of 
Elizabeth Richards, & another of his Children in England, therefore considering 
that the said Orphan here hath nothing to maintaine her, besides two years diett, 
& other necessarys for her to be paid for, Itt is order'd that itt be paid to the Presi- 
dent for their ace* & because we are in want of money att present, to be made rec d 
in the R' Hon ble Comp as Cash, & a Bill given for the same, att 10 p Cen£ Intrest p 
Ann. accompting Rup 8 3^ to a Pag & that we advise thereof to Bengali that they 
allow what Intrest due thereon, from the time the money was paid into the Et* 

*Hon ble Comp as Cash there, to this time, & remit us the same as soon as conveniently 
they can, for the use of said Children. 

In regard the Agent & Councill in Bengali, have sent up Thomas Davis the Concerning 
Interloper, as a Prisoner upon the Josia (which we still disapprove of) without ^rioper. 
any proof of what Debts he has contracted with the Moors, during his residence 
in the Bay, we have had divers debates what to do with him in this case, whether 
to detaine him a Prisoner here, send him to England, or back to the Bay, which 
hath appeared very difficult for us to determine, by reason of someinconveniencys 
on all hands, however beleiving that he is much in Debt there (& having M r Lee's 
Attestation (as enter'd nest after this Consultation) concerning itt, & what Cap* 
Owen has said to us about itt, that itt was so generally reported in Bengali, 
before he came from thence, that the Moors Govern 1 demanded hirn of the Agent 
&c a for his Debt to the Merchants) we conclude itt best, not to grant him 
passage on any of our Ships, till we can have certain e advices from the Bay, how 
itt is, least if we should part with him, the Moors may charge the R* Hon ble Comp a 
with what he owes, & place itt to their Ace* whenever the business in the Bay 
shall be made up, & therefore M r Gray M r Higginson & M r Cheney are order'd 



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[3rd] 



This Book 
orderd to 1: 
closed. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168$. 

to tell said Davis, that we cannot permitt him to go for England, upon any of the 
R r Hon ble Comp 13 Ships, but if be can find good security for his appearance, when 
we shall require itt, he may have the priviledge of going where he pleases in the 
Town, & that we shall write to the Bay for better information concerning him. 

Order'd that this Book be closed, & coppy thereof sent to the II* Hon ble Comp a 
by Ship George, and a new one begun. 

William Gyfeord. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Trio : "Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson.. 
John Stables Sec'' v - J^ : Cheney. 



Coppy Mr 
Lees Attesta- 



Thomas Ley of Councill for affaires of the R l Hon ble Comp a in the Buy 
of Bengali now here present, reports that Thomas Davis Inhabitant there, some 
time in August or the beginning of September, last, was Seized by some order of 
the Agent & Councill att Hugly or some of them, to which order for more cer- 
tainty he referrs. 

And that the Moors Govern 1 ' did thereupon send to the Agent demanding 
that the said Davis should be delivered to him, insisting that the said Davis was 
a Debtor to Severall of the Country Merchants, who had made complaint, that 
their Debtor was carried away by the English, without any Satisfaction made them,: 
as he alledged in divers messages that passed on that occation. 

Tho. Let. 
Fort S* George 
7 th [sic] Feb ry 168f 



4. 

Genlls to 
Coodaloor & 
Conimeer. 
Siam Books 
&oa reed of 
Mr Robert 
narbin. 



Trevioane 
from Bengali 
and Vizaga- 
patam. 
Genii &o 
from Viza- 
gapa, Bill 
drawn for 
Pago •. 2612. 



Generalls to Coodaloor & to Conimeer dated this day approved & signed & 
with the latter, sent the R* Hon ble Comp as packet for the Shrewsbury. 

Reed of M r Robert Harbin late Chief of Siam, the following particulars 
Viz* Leidger for the year 1680-1681 A Journall & two Leidgers for 1683 kept by 
M r W m Strangh, two Leidgers for 1685-1686 Stewards Book of Expences from 
Sept r 1685 to November 1686. Ship Prudent Marys Invoyce & Bill of Lading 
for Surat four Bills of Hodgee Sellins returned not paid Viz' for 725A Tomands, 
for 200 Tomands taken up att Persia for Rup s 2520 &for Rup B 630 taken up att Fort 
S' George, also severall old papers in the Siam Language endorsed Viz* Seek 
Mauns Bill, Noy Tamalean's receipt for House rent, Ocuntorah Sumbitts Obliga- 
tion, House rent, Stickman, Surchnon'* Bill, Gingo's Bill, M r Strangh's Petition, 
In Dutch a paper of the Tara, In English, two Acco ts of Nongchay Pockdee,' 
Olungrachay's Ace*, Sen 1 ' Nicholas ace', Ocanpisa Sumhatts Acco", Nicolas China's 
Obligation, Queens Merchants ace', Hans Jurys ace*, Chowcruah Siculat's ace', Sen 7 , 
Hans Jury's ace', & a List of Debts owing to the R' Hon ble Comp a by several! 
persons in Siam. 

This evening Ship Trevicane John Strangways Master arrived here from 
Bengali & Vizagapatara, but brought no advices from the former, from the latter a 
Generall dated the 21 8t January last, with Invoyce & Bill of Lading for 31 Bales 
of Callicoes laden aboard her from thence, & drawn a Bill for P 2612. 

Note.— The Diary and Consultations of the period February i to July 25, 1687, have been taken from Pnblic 
Confutations, Vol. XII, pp. 1— 124,. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 25 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY JfiSf ■ [5th.] 

M r Ralph Ingram having recovered his health, returned this morning to his Mr Ingram 
former Station att Coodaloor. ooodaioor. 

Order to Cap' Nehemiah Earning Commander of Ship George to carry order to 
Charles Simmons a Prisoner to England dated this day, approved & Signed. . Ca P* Eam " 

6." 

Ship George William Brooks Master arrived from Bengali but brought no George from 
advices from thence. Bengali. 

This being the day on which his Majesty King James the 2 nd began his happy Great Guns 
reigne, there was 29 great Guns & 4 Vollies small Shot fired. fired. 

Rec d a Generall from Madapollam dated the 24 th past, advising to have laden Genii &oa 
upon a Ship called Tobaccaloe, Hussanee Master, 70 long and 70 short Timbers, & Madapollam. 
now sent an Ace' of their remaines taken the 31 st Dec r last, Coppy of the Stewards 
Book of Expences, & of their Dyary, Consultations & Letters rec d & sent for Eng- 
land, Coppy of Dyary, Consultations, Ace* Cash, Stewards ace' of Expences, & his 
Ace 1 Currant for Novemb T & Decemb r also the particulars of disburstments on 
Ship S ta Rosa, Sloops Madapollam and Mary. 

• Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 4 th Instant advising of the Shrews- njeniifrom 
bury's arrivall there, that morniug. Conimeer. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap* Batten dated in Trincombar the 29 th past. Letter from 

Capt Batten. 

Att a Consultation 



MuNDiY 



Present 

William Gyfford Esq* President & Governour " 
M R Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M e . John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell M k Nath. Higginson 
M K John Cheney. 

The Generall to the R l Hon ble Comp a to be sent by the George & Duplicate by G enii to the 

Rt Honble 

the Josia, & a Generall to the Governour & Councill of S fc Helena to be sent by Generall to 
Said Ships, both dated this day read and past. st Helena. 

Order'd that the 31 Bales of goods in the Trevicane from Vizagapatam be Trevicaneto 
traverst aboard the Josia, & the rest of her Cargo brought ashoar. be unladra - 

Order'd that the George W m Brooks Master from Bengali bee unladen. ship George 

to bee 

M 1 ' John Cheney reports the Muster of the Georges men to bee 104 living, & Report^hips 
of the Josia's 94 living, 27 dead 1 run away. ?° mpa . 

& ' J Mnsterd. 

The Sea Customer M r - John Nicks his Book of Accompts for the month of SeaCusto- 
January read and past as followeth. me ™ Acct 

" * tor Janry. 

Sea Custome ... ... ... ... Pago 46: 18: 99 

Anchoridge ... 

Curtain Godown rent ... 

Register Houses & Slaves ... ... ... 1 : 21 : 25 



M r - Thomas Ley continuing his request to go for England upon the George, Mr Ley 
not having his health, Itt is order'd that the Secretary do confirme the order he leave to s° 
received from Bengali. home ' 

M r Thomas Raynes making his request for leave for himself, his Wife, Child, Mr Raynes 
&two Servants, to go for England upon the Josia, Itt is granted & order'd that &ca leave to 

° go home. 



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[7th.] 



P 20 to be 
paid Mrs 
Barron. 

Sticklack 
bought 
to be laden 
on the JoBia 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. 



tho Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive them and their neces- 
saries, he paying for their passage. 

M r Samuell Barron not being retui 
& desiring a supply of Twenty Pagodas, 
for with him, in part of his Sallary. 

A parcell of Sticklack offering to 
about itt, & the lowest they could bee 
agreed to bee taken att that price, & sh 



n'd from China, & his wife being in want 
Itt is order'd to be paid her, and accompted 



John Stables Sec ry . 



be Sould, the persons were treated with 
brought to being Pag 6^ p Candy Itt is 
iipt aboard the Josia for England. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Luoas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nath : HlGGLNSON. 

J4 : Cheney. 



7 

Genii 

from Cooda- 

loor. 

Ship from 

Arrakan. 

Thursday 
10. 

No Consulta- 



George & 
Josia's 
Dispatches 
delivered to 
the Pursers. 
Saphir Frig- 
att arrived. 

11 
Ships George 
& Josia 
sailed. 

Burneo Mer- 
cht & a Bloop 
sailed. 

Packett from 
Conimeer. 



Generll from 
Pullioherry, 



Fbiday 

11. 



News of 
Siams ships 



Received a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 3 d Instant. 



A ship belonging to Skipper Thomas of Corango arrived here from Arrakan. 

No business offered for Consultation. 

Ships George & Josia their Dispatches for England dated this day approved 
& Signed, & delivered the Purser of each Ship the Capt ns being aboard. 

The Saphir Frigat arrived here from Trincomala. 

Ships George & Josia Sailed for England, God send them a prosperous 
voyage. 

Ship Burneo Merch* & Sloop Dreadnaught sailed for Porto Novo, 

Rec d a Packet from Conimeer containing Viz' Coppy of their Gen 11 to the R* 
Hon We Comp a p the Shrewsbury dated the 8 th Ins* Gen 11 to the Fort dated the 9 th 
d t0 Duplicate of Ship Shrewsburys Invoyce & second Bill of Lading for England, 
Coppy of Cap* Alfords Certificate about Chests of Copper, Allom & Brimstone being 
broaken, said letter advises that the Shrewsbury sailed from thence to Coodaloor, 
the 8 th Ins* & that Cap* Batten had taken a small Sloop in Pullicherry road. 

Rec a a Generall from the Di rector e & Councill of Pullicherry dated -^ Ins* 
complaining of Cap* Battens taking a Sloop in that Road. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 
Present 



President & Goyernour 

M E Thomas Luoas 

M K 

M R Nath. Higginson 



William Gyfford Esq* 
M E Elihu Yale 
M* 

M B Thomas Wavell 
M B 
Understanding by a Letter that was wrot to Seer Cawn a Moorman inhabit- 
ant of this Town, from a Portugues att Porto Novo, that a Ship arrived there 
belonging to John Perrera Ferrea, in her coming by Trincomala, had mett with 
two Ships & a Sloop belonging to the King of Siam, who had sailed after her, •& 



Diary and Consultation Buok, 1687. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168^. [11th.] 



boarded her, but finding no Moors goods aboard, bad lett her go, & that the said 2 
Ships & Sloop were riding att Trincoinala point on Zeilon, Itt was therefore taken saphir Frigat 
into consideration, & by reason itt is too soon in the Year for the Saphir Frigat to t0 be ^ t,ted & 
proceed to Bengali, the Monsoon not being changed, & that att her returne, which them. 
wee order to bee the 10 th A prill next, itfc will bee early enough, Itt is order'd that as also to 
She bee got in a readiness with men amunition & provissions, & dispatcht th ether g^^Ma^na 
with all expedition, & take & Seize them & bring them hither, according to the R* Ships, 
Hon ble Comp as orders, as also to proceed along that Coast of Zeilon, to the Souther- 
most part & beyond if there be occation, to see if she can meet with the two Surat 
Manilla Ships, that wee formerly had advices, were returning from thence, (or any Tho Perez to 
other of our Enemies Ships) for which purpose Thomas Peerez an old Manilla |°°?. the 
Pilot, is to go on her, to advise Cap' Bradly, the propper stations to cruze in, & that Frigat. 
orders be given Cap' Bradly accordingly, but hearing the said ships are strongly 
provided with Guns & men, & fearing the Saphir Frigat singly may bee too weak 
Itt is order'd that 50 Souldiers & provissions upon the R' Hon ble Comp a8 accompt, Trevicane to 
be put aboard a Country Ship, called the Trevicane, now in this Road, belonging go along with 
to the President & most of this Councill, & the rest of the charges, the Owners are Fri g a* phir 
willing shall bee upon their own accompt, to shew their readiness to serve the R' 
Hon ble Comp a on this expedition, & to proceed with Cap* Bradly & follow his 
(jrders, & that a Commission & Orders be given the Commander upon this 
occation. 

Order'd that Pag 500 be paid M r Wavell Paymaster G-enerall, to defray the p 50 ° to be 
charges of the Souldiers & provissions that are to go on the Saphir Frigat & Trevi- waven. 
cane, as abovesaid. 

The Directore & Councill of Pullicherry having made their complaint to us, Pniiicherry 
# in a Generall rec d this morning, that Cap* Batten had taken a small Sloop in their ^f^. 0011 ' 
*Road, belonging to the King of Siam, & that there was 50 Chests of Copper belong- 
ing to them aboard her, & desiring satisfaction for the same, Itt is agreed that an 
answer be given, & to acquaint them, that wee can say nothing to itt, till wee hear The answer 
from Cap' Batten, and that they must have patience till itt bee tryed in the to be given - 
Admiralty Court, whether she bee a lawfull prize or not, which shall bee done, as 
soon as Cap* Batten brings her hither, and that they bee advised not to lade any 
of their goods, upon the King of Siams Ships, nor suffer them to lade any goods 
upon their Ships, by reason wee have a Warr with the said King & by reason we 
have heard nothing from Cap* Batten, Itt is agreed that a Letter be writ him, to a Letter to be 
come hither, as soon as possibly he can. wHtcapt 

1 J Batten to 

come hither. 

M r Browne &c a Councill of Vizagapatam, having occation for money & meeting viza s^ Bin 
•with an oppertunity have drawn Pag 2612 upon us payable to the Owners of Ship '^"p*" 5, 
Trevicane, which is order'd to bee accepted & paid. 

Gen lls to the French att Pullicherry & to Cap* Batten dated this day read & 
past. 

William Gyffokd. 

Elihtj Yale. 

Tho: Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Geay. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . J-°5 : Cheney. 

The Diamond James Hawkes Master arrived from the Coast of Gingerlee. 12. 

Hawkee from 
Gingerlee. 

The Ormus Merch* Lewis Intsham Master arrived here from Arrakan. 0rmufl 

Mercht 

from 

Arrakan. 



Generalls 
read & past. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



[11th.] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. 

Gen 11 to Gombroon, Instructions to M r Moody & M 1 ' Levison, Cap' Anthony 



Generalls &oa 
read & past. 

deiwer'd 1011 Fenns Commission & dispatch. & a Letter from the President to Coje Ismaell att 
CaptPenn. Muscatt, all dated this day approved & Signed & the Commission & dispatch 
delivered the Cap' & M r Moody & M r Levison embarqued upon the Dragon. 



Mr Moody & 
Mr Levison 
embarqued. 

13. 

Dragon 
Bailed for 
Persia. 

MUNDAY 

14. 



Ship Dragon Cap 4 Anthony Fenn Commander Sailed for Pers 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyfford Esq k President & Governour 
M E Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M b John Qrat 

M K Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M* 



Ormns The Ormus Merchant belonging to the President & most of the Counci.ll 

^thliL* 080 arriving here from Arrakan the 12 th Ins 4, Itt is thought convenient, & ordered (by 
Saphir t ne Owners consent) to send her with the Saphir Frigat instead of the Trevicane", 

Trevleane not she being a much larger & better ship & of more force then the other. 

to goe. 

p iooo to be Order'd that Pag 1000 be sent overland to Coodaloor, for to defray the 

Oo°daioor. expences of that Factory. 

Coodaloor In consideration of the disposall of Europe goods Itt is agreed to continue the 

tWd a0t ° im " Coodaloor Contract, and if they can to increase that, to the amount of what was 

before design'd for that place and Porbo Novo, itt being not worth the while to 

bee att the expence of two Factories, for so little business. 

CaptBradiy's Cap'" Bradly having given in an Ace 1 of his disburstm ts Viz* Saphir Frigats 

acot to be expence att severall places Pag 27 : 18 : — and for the Owners of the Ship Natha- 
paid ' niell which they were to have supplied her with Pag 132 : 18 : — Itt is orderd to 

be paid, and charged to each accompt. 



About the 
Dutch 2d's 
Lady of 
Metchlepa 
her demands. 



The Dutch Seconds Lady att Metchlepatam having writ us, and making 
demands, of money due to her from M r Tillotson deceased, Itt is order'd that an 
answer be given her, that wee can say nothing to itt, till M r Freeman comes 
hither. 

Generalls &oa Generalls to Surat, to M r Thomas Yale & M r Frederick Bagwell, in the 

read & past. Madras Frigat, att Goa or elcewhere, on the North Coast of India, Commission to 
Cap' Hilder, Letter to the Dutch Seconds Lady att Metchlepatam all dated this 
day read and past. 

William Gifford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Grat. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec' t . J| : Cheney. 



14. Rec d a Letter from Cap' Bradly dated in Trincomala the 19 th past, which he 

Letter gent before he came from thence, expecting an answer before he came awav 

from Capt *• c J 

Bradly. 



Diary and Consultation, Book, 1687. 29 



. FORT S T - GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168$. [15th J 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present 

William Gyffobd Esq b President & Govern* . Tuesday 

M K Elihu Yale M k Thomas Lucas 15. 

M E John Nicks 

M B Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M K John Cheney. 

Upon advice from M r James Paiva att the Mines, that the Mogull was likely Application 
in a short time to take Gulcondah, & consequently be Master of this Kings ™tLh& 9 
Dominions, & that the .French & Dutch had made their applications to him with J>«tch to the 
great Presents to settle their affairs in this Country Itt was taken into consider- consideration 
ation, what wee should do in behalf of the R* Hon b]e Comp% & agreed (in regard of whattodo on 
our present hostillity against his Subjects in Bengali) that wee should only write 
him a plaucible Letter of complaint, of Governm* injuries to us in Bengali, & that c 
upon the consideration of our difference there wee could not make our applications ^^tobe 
as the French & Dutch had done, otherwise that our respects were as great & writttothe 
r^ady as theirs, but desire him to hear our Vakeil, concerning our agreivances, Mc "■"'' 



behalf of the 
Rt Honble 



(which have been the occation of our differences) to redress the same, & tocon6rme 
*the R 4 Hon ble Comp as antient Priviledges in Bengali, Itt is likewise thought 
convenient to write to his Nabob, to desire his friendship, & to favour us with the ^°^ n ^ 
delivery of our said Letter to the Mogull, & to our Vakeil att the Camp, sending also to our 
him said Letters to deliver, -with Coppies for his pemsall, & to shew the Nabob Vakeil. 

. what wee write the Mogull, & that he be sure to represent our case to his Maj ,y 
& make hast to procure a good & lasting Phirmaund, according to his Instructions 

, he rec a from the Bay. 

Generalls to Conimeer & Coodaloor dated this day read and- past Gen ] ls to , 

" ■* Commeer at 

William Gtfford. Coodaloor. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J£: Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

. This evening Pag 1000 was sent overland to Coodaloor. 15. 

P 1000 sent 
to Coodaloor. 

Rec tl 'a Gen 11 from Coodaloor dated the 12 th Ins* advising of the Rebecca's 16- 

Genii from 
Coodaloor. 

arrivall there the 8 th d t0 of her unlading part of her Cargo, & sailing thence the Rebecca 

11 th ditto to Trincomala, after a Siam Ship, that he heard lav there, & that thev sailed after a 

1 * J giam Bhlp to 

Trincomala, 

had dispatcht the Shrewsbury for England the 10 th Instant. Shrewsbury 

Rec u a Letter from Cap 1 Batten Commander of the Rebecca dated in Cooda- Letter from 
loor the 9 th Ins' advising of his taking" a-small Sloop, called the Mary Edward sm^Stoo^' 
Salter Master, with Siam Coulors, -in Pullicherry road of his having put ashore taken, 
some Coyles of Poapes to make, him a clear ship, & that he was gone to Trincomala T° n n e omaia 
after Leslie in tl,e Resolution, a ship belonging to the King of Siam, & taken said afteraSiam 
Sloop with him. & that what Letters he had found aboard her, were now sent L b e ' t p ter8 { oni ,d 
hither, as followeth A Packet directed to M r John Littleton which contain'd a inthesioop. 
Packett to M r John Tyler & Fitch Needham, 1 Letter to M r Littleton, 1 to M r Henry 
Alford, 1 to M ls Honora Threader, a small Packett directed to Thorn" Emmerson, 
1 Letter to M r William Jearsey, 1 toM r John Heathfeild, 1 to M r Henry White, 1 
8 



30 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16th.] 



Ship Princess 
from Bengali. 
Genii &ca. 
from Balla- 



Letter from 
Davis Inter- 
loper. 



Wensday 
16. 



Davis Letter 
perused. 



Rebecca 

being gone to 

Trinoomala 

after Siam 

Ship. 

Saphir 

Frigat to go 

to her. 

Ormus 

Mereht not 

to goe 

to return the 

lOth'Aprill 

nest. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. ■ 

to M r Arthur Seamer, 1 to M r Robert Turlinton, 1 to M r Francis Marquee3 French, 
1 to M r Walter Littleton, 1 letter blotted to M r Heathfeild 1 Letter to M r Daniell 
Bowen his wife 1 Letter Dutch 1 Letter Portugues. 

Ship Princess Edward Greenhill Master, arrived from Bengali, & brought a 

Generall from Ballassore dated the 10 th of last month, with Invoyce and Bill of 
Lading for 250 Baggs of Saltpeetre aboard her. 

Rec ri a Letter from Thomas Davis the Interloper dated this day. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 
Presen t 
William Gyfford Esq r President & Governour ' • 

M K M E Thomas Locas 

M B John Nicks M e John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M e 

M E John Cheney. 
The Letter rec fl this morning from Thomas Davis the Interloper was perused 
& by reason he declares he can't give Security for his appearance, Itt is order'd 
that M r Gray M r Higginson & M r Cheney do tell him, that wee shall consider 
further of the contents of his said Letter. 

In regard of the advices Cap 1 Batten gives us (rec d this morning) that he is 
gone after the Siam Ship to Trincomala, Itt is now thought convenient & order'd 
that the Saphir Frigat do proceed thether to joyne with him & that Cap* Batten 
do follow his (Cap* Bradlys) orders in that expedition, the Saphir Frigat being 
the R* Hon bIe Comp aB own Ship, and Cap' Bradly having rec d full orders from us 
about itt, And that the Ormus Merchant do not go with the Saphir Frigat as 
formerly order'd, there being now no occation for her not questioning but that the 
Saphir Frigat & Rebecca, are strong enough for this designe, & both to returne 
hither the 10 th of Aprill next. 

Order'd that the Ship Princess from Bengali bee unladen. 

William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
• Tho : Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Cheney. 



Att a Consultation 



Thursday 
17. 



Genii to the 
Et Honble 
Compa. 
Generall to 
Capt Batten. 
Letters to 
the Mosrnll 
Nabob and 
Vakeil. 



Present 

William Gyfford Escj e President & Govern* 
M R Elihu Yale M e 

M u John Nicks M e John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell * M" Nath. Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 

Generall to the R* Hon 1>le Comp a Via Surat, to be Sent thether by the Quedah 
Merchant, Generall to Cap* Batten to*bee sent p Cap 4 Bradly, and Letters from the 
President, to the Mogull, Nabob, & our Vakeil att the Mogulls Camp, all dated 
this day read and past. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687 . 3i 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY IfiSfc [17th.] 

The Letters for particular persons, which Cap' Batten found in the Sloop from betters sent 

Siam, which he took in Pullicherry road, are order'd to be deliver'd to the Judge Batten to be 

<of the Admiralty & assistants for their perusall. delivered the 



The freight of goods brought from Bengali in the Quedah Merch* Cap* Q 



Merchts 
freight 
order'd to 



William Hilder Commander, being calculated, & making 254 Tonns 9 hundred, 
which att four pounds p Tonn, according to Charterparty made with the R' 
Worp 11 Agent &c a Councill of Hugly, amounts to Pag 2325 : 14: — accompting beepaid - 
Eio-ht Shillings and Nine pence to a Pagoda, Itt is order'd to be paid him, as also 
Pag 10 for diett of Two of the R* Hon ble Comp aa Servants that came on Said Ship 
from the Bay hither. 

William Gyefobd. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

NAx : Higginson. 

• . 

J~ : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

Delivered M r John Gray Judge of the Admiralty & Assistants the Letters for 17. 
particular persons rec d from Cap 1 Batten, as order'd this morning. Abovesd 

delivered. 

Rec a a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 8 th Instant with a Letter from the is. 
*<Governour of that place to the President. Genu & 

Letter from 
Pettepollee. 

Commission & Dispatch, to Cap* Bradly Commander of the Saphir Frigat to Capt Brariiys 

Comn & dis- 

proceed to Trincomala, &c a dated this day, approved, Signed & delivered to the ditto deli- 

<Japtaine. rend to him. 

Bills given M r Hill for P 375 & M r Metcalf for P 527 for 6 m' hs att 10 p C p Bills given 

Ann. . for m °*ey. 

This morning early the Saphir Frigat Cap* Stephen Bradly Commander 19, 
Sailed for Trincomala on Zeilon. Saphir Frigat 

Delivered Cap' William Hilder his Commission, with our Packet to Surat & Delivered 
Letter to M r Thomas Yale & M r Frederick Bagwell att Goa or elce where on the o ap t mider 
North Coast of India. .fon^Tet" 

to Surat &oa. 

This morning early Ship Queda Merchant, Cap' William Hilder Commander, 20. 
Sailed hence for Surat. Q Q eda 

Meroht 
V Sailed for 

Surat. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap' Batten dated in Coodaloor the 17 th Instant, advising- Letterfrom 

h Capt Batten. 



daloor. 



that he got into 10-30' & there meeting with Calmes, Contrary winds & Northerly |j° V! 

streams, was drove into 1L30' where he was the 16 th in the morning close by a 
Ship, which he chased all day, but not being able to come up with her, with his 
Ship, mann'd the Sloop & Boat, which proved a Manilla Ship, belonging to 
Portonovo, & bound thether, upon which was Passengers M r Dan 11 Gyfford & his 
wife from Siam, who came from thence to Mallacca on the Herbert (which was 
bound to the West Coast) & there embarqued on said Ship, so he (Cap* Batten) 
put into Coodaloor, where he was taking in those things hee had left there, & 
i'esolved God wilhng to bee coming for this place. 



to Coo- 



32 Reeords of Fort St. George. 



FOBT ST- GEORGE FEBRUARY 168f. 

Ait a Consultation 
Present 

Munday William Gyfford Esq* President & Goveunour 

22. M H Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M r John Gray 

M R 'J'homas Wavei.l M k Nath Uioginson 
M K John Cheney. 

MintAcctfor M r Nathaniell Higginson read the Accompts of the Mint for the month of 

January. j anuar y which was past as followeth. 

The Ace' of Coyning the R* Hon ble Comp" 8 Gold being 1 Chest receiv'd from 
Tonqueen p the Dragon Viz 4 8 parcells, containing 108 Barrs, produced nett . 
. . . Pag 12295 : 61 :— 

The ace' of what rec d for Mintage duties upon particular persons Gold coyned- 
Pag 22140 att \ p Cent is . . Pag 110 : 25 : — 
Defence of Taking into our Serious consideration the great danger we may bee in, in case 

p^idedfo" the Mogull should take Gulcondah, which in all appearance att present he is- 
likely to do, wee think itt absolutly necessary to make all manner of provission for 
our defence, in regard of our present actuall Hostillity with him & his Subjects,,' 
and therefore itt is order'd that the persons in their Severall places do provide & 
tak9 care of the particulars hereunder mentioned. 

M K WaVELL's CHARGE IS VlZ T . 

Mr. Waveii's To build up the Caldeira Point with Battlements that the men may stand" 

oharge - by the Gnus. 

To make hast to finish the new Platformes formerly order'd to bee built att 

the Seaside & Riverside & for the present to gett all materialls ready. 
To take care that all the Salliports att the River side between the round 

Point & Caldeira Point, bee Secured with double Doors, Iron Barrs, Bolts 

& Locks, that all the inletts to the Town .between- said Points, be made 

up with Brick, & all the void places built up, that all Buildings, Rubbish,.' 

and what elce may bee prejudiciall that lies round the Walls of the 

Christian Town & in the River, be cleared away. 
That Stores of Brick, Iron Stone & Chenam, be in a readiness to make up 

any breaches, & put in the Hogg yard, or any other convenient place, 

within the Wall'd Town. 
That the Smiths, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Coolies, Muckwaes, and what other 

workmen or underworkmen may bee useful! to this Garrison upon a 

Seige, have notice given them att such time, as we shall think convenient,. 

to be in a readiness upon occation, and that such persons shall have 

provissions provided for them. 
To order Pork, Beef & Fish to bee Salted, & put up in Jarrs, and Cask, as 

also Eggs, or anything elce that may bee thought of to keep, as much, as 

can bee procured till further order, & to bpe put up with such care, that 

they may bee preserved. 
To be laying in of what Wood can bee got by degrees, as also Salt, and 

make Biskett. 
To order Iron Stone or Red Wood to be laid upon the Top of the Fort 

Walls> to fling down upon the Ladders, if they should attempt to Scale,. 

& some fforks to lye ready to thrust off the Ladders. 

M R Cheney's Charge is Viz 1, 

Mi- Cheney's To remove the Powder from the Powder house to the Godowns, under tW 

Curtain next S l Thoma (or some other convenient place) and brick thenr 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 33 



-FORT S^ GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. [22nd] 



up for the more Safety, and some Powder to be put in the Round Point, 

in a place that's built for that purpose. 
To get what great Jarrs he can to put Wheat [?J in, and Chenam them up, 

and sett them round the Fort Curtaine. 
To make what Powder he can with all expedition. 
To give in an Accompt of what Stores of Powder, Shot great and Small, 

Match &c a Amunition or provission for Warr, (in any kind) wee have 

in a readiness & to fitt up the Granado Shells & Morter Peeces, & to 

make a tryall of them beforehand. 
To take care that all the Small Armes be fitted, aud constantly lookt 

after, and cleaned. 
To take care that what Stores of Grain wee have, or shall bee brought 

in, upon this occation, be put into fitting Granaries, within the WallSj 

to preserve itt, & that itt bee brought into the Air, and often Shifted, 

and M 1 Fraser, or who elce he (M r Cheney) shall choose, is appointed 

to assist him in this. 
To buy Provender for the Horses. 

• D0CT B - WlLLMOT & D0CT E - PlUMMER's CHARGE IS VlZ T ' The Doctor's 

charge. 

• To provide and make Salves for wounds, & to bee as sparing of the 

small Chirurgery box on the Eebecca, as they can, that we may not 
want upon great occation. 
There being a sett of Large Chirurgeons Instruments att Metchlepatam, chirm-gery 

which may bee usefull here, upon any expedition, Itt is order'd that M r Freeman instruments. 

&c a be wrot to, to Send them hither. 

Order'd that what Rice & Paddy can be procured proportionable to what Faddy & Rice 
occations wee may have, be bought up for the use of this Garrison. to be bou g ht - 

The Letter rec d the 16 th Instant from Thomas Davis the Interloper, was Da-wstohave 
again taken into consideration & for many reasons, itt is thought convenient, to his libe . rt 7 
give him his liberty, provided he give his Bond for £30000 to secure the £ P 3°oooo VmS 
R' Hon bIe Comp a from what damages they may sustain, by reason of the Debts he Boncl 
contracted, during his residence in the Bay, and to appear here within Twenty 
Four howers, whenever wee shall demand him. 

The writing to Bengali was taken into consideration, and itt is thought con- Concerning 
venient to deferr the Same, till some Sea conveyance presents, itt being dangerous Ben'afi* 
to sepjd our Letters overland, least they should fall into the Enemies hand, the 
Ageui & Councill having advised us, that they had left Hugly. 

, Not knowing how wee may bee Streightned Itt is order'd that no Grain laid When & to 
up for our Stores, be spared or Sould to any person whatsoever, till wee are stores ^e 
beseiged, nor then to any but English Inhabitants, or such as are in actuall to be spared 
Service, or that contribute to the defence of this Garrison. - or sold. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat. Higginson. 

John Stables Sec- . AiOaamx. 



Rec a a Letter from the Directore Generall &c a Council! att Pullieherry dated 21. 

Lett, 
from 
cherry. 



the 5= Instant. f rom pun;. 



:u 



Records of Foit St. 



[22nd] 

Eebecoa 
arrived here. 
Mr. Davis 
&oa on her. 
Genii &ca 
from Cooda- 
loor. 

23. 

Letter from 
Conjeveron. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. 

Ship Rebecca (Jap 6 Thomas Batten Commander arrived here from Coodaloor 
(& with him the prise Sloop Mary he took in Pullicherry Road) and on her 
M r Davis, M r Willson & M r Griffith and a Generall from Coodaloor dated 18 th Ins- 
tant with Invoyce of goods laden there on the Shrewsbury for England. 

Rec' 1 a Letter from Sangana & Madapa att Conjeveron dated the 20 th Instant 
writing for two years rent money to be sent forthwith to them. 

Att a Consultation 



Pit 



THDRSDaT 

24. 



Rebecca to 
bee unladen 
to be sent to 
the Saphir. 



Storekeepers 
Acot for 
Jannry. 
Souldiers p 
Kebeoca 
to be paid 
from their 
arrivall att 
Conimeer. 



William Gyfford Esq r President & Governour 
M B Blihu Yale M r 

M K John Nicks M r John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 

Order'd that the Rebecca bee unladen with all expedition, & then to proceed 
to the Saphir Frigat, on the Coast of Zeilon, & joyn with her in the pursuit of the 
Siamers, & Surat Manilla Ships as formerly order'd, & to return with her, or 
without her, the 10 th of Aprill next, & that orders be given him accordingly. 

The Storekeeper Generall M r John Cheney his Ace' of Stores bought, Sold, 
and expended for the month of January read & past. 

The ten Souldiers that came on the Rebecca, arriving att Conimeer, the 
16 th of December last, & having been order'd out upon Service, ever since that 
time, & being in a poor condition, Itt is order'd that their Musshier be paid from 
the time of their arrivall aforesaid. 

Orderd that Sloops Gingerlee, Mary, & Siam Sloop (if she proves a Prize) 



Lascars & 
Slaves to bee 
sent. 

also stores 
but no Sonl- 
dierB. 
Sloop 
Thomas to 
Metchlepa. 
Sloop James 
to stay att 
Coodaloor. 

Answer to 



Land Custo- 
mers Acct 
for Janry. 



bee sent into the Bay as soon as possible, with what Lascars can be gott, (the 
Agent & Councill having desired a supply of 200) with 40 Slaves, & what Stores 
may be thought necessary, but no Souldiers to be sent tb ether att present, by 
reason of the weakness of this Garrison, & the feares we have, that the Mogull 
may come upon us, in regard of our difference with his Subjects, & that Sloop 
Thomas be sent to Metchlepatam to bring the R* Hon bIe Comp as Servants and 
concernes from that Factory, and Sloop James to remaine att Coodaloor, far, the 
Security of the Southern Factories. V 

The Letter rec a yesterday from Conjeveron was taken into consideration, and 
itt is order'd that the same answer be given thereto, as was done the 27 th December 
last, to a Letter rec d from thence of the same contents as this. 

The Land Customer M r John Gray his Book of Acc ts for the month of January 
read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome ... ... ... Pag 

Choultry or Petty Land Custome 

Paddy Toll att the Banksall 

Measurers duty 

Weighers duty 



6: 28: 


0] 


13: 18: 


15 


1: 14: 


— 


1: 35: 





— : 14: 


46 



P 24 : 01 : 32 



p iooo to Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster, Generail, to 

wa^ii Mr ' defray the Charges Garrison &°\ 

Train'd Order'd that two Companies of Trainbands be raised, the one of the R* Hon ble 

raTsed 60 be Comp ftB Servants, & English freemen, the other of Portugues Inhabitants. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 35 

-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168% [24th] 

The Loyall Adventure Cap' William Goodlad Commander being suddenly Loyaii Ad- 
expected from Acheen, and not having a Lading ready for her, Itt is order'd (that ^fse'ntX 

the West 

if she arrive in time) that she be sent to the West Coast, to be laden from thence to be laden 
for England. England!* 

Cap* Thomas Batten having brought out a Chest of Chirurgery for Sale, Cheetof' 
& not knowing what occations wee may have of Medicines in case of a seige, f h " e u ^,n 1 J ht 
having rec' 1 a supply of but one small Bos this year from the R' Hon ble Comp a . Itt of c ap t Bat- 
is order'd to bee bought for use of this Garrison. ten 

The R l Hon ble Comp a having order'd us to appoint an Atturney Generall for Attorney 
the Admiralty Court, Itt is order'd that M r John Hill do supply that place for the ^1^' 
present. 

Cap* Thomas Batten having delivered in two papers (from himselfe and his Capt Batten 
Doctor) concerning his difference, with the Commissary of Trincombar, (coppy ^'erTcon- 
whereof is enter'd next after this Consultation) Itt is order'd to bee consider'd of coming the 
the next meeting. XEl 

dered of. 

• Having not money in Cash to spare to pay the Bill M 1 ' Brown & ca att Vizaga- Bin given 
patam drew on us for Pag 2612 payable to the Owners of Ship^Trevicane, & they j^j^ 
feeing willing to take a Bill payable in Six months att 10 p Cent Intrest p Annum, 
Itt is agreed & order'd that a Bill (dated the 11 th Instant, the time when Said Bill 
was accepted & order'd to be paid) bee given them for the Same. 

M r Cheney according to order last Consultation day, brought in a List of the List of the 
Stores of Amunition now in this Garrison which is as followeth. stores in this 

damson. 

Gunpowder English 270 Barrills of which 66 which came from Vizagapatam 

'not good. l bs- 

Match Country... ... ... ...- 2686 

Ditto English ... ... ... ... 80 

Copper Ladles ... ... ... ... ... 19 

Linstocks ... ... ... ... ... 19 

Powder homes... ... ... :.. ... 16 

Small Shott ... ... ... ... 4140 

Stone Shott ... ... ... ... ... 7886 

Iron Shott ... ... ... ■ ... ... 26800 

Forkes ... ... ... ... ... 187 

Morter peeces 7 of which but one can bee used the others having no Shells. 

Hand Granado Shells ... ... ... ... 3294 

, Iron Ordnance ... ... ... ... ... 150 

Ginns to mount Guns ... ... ... ... 2 

Fire Potts ... ... ... ... ... 510 

Tinn Partridge... ... ... ... ... 12 

Wooden cases with Stones ... ... ... liiO 

Grape Shott ... ... ... ... ... 246 

Bouge Barrills ... ... ... ... ... 1 

Morter Shells ... ... ... ... ... 1126 

Blunderbusses ... ... ... ... ... 220 

Musketts fire Locks ... ... ... ... 30 

besides what came from Tonqueen which are not cleaned. 

Ditto Match Locks old & new "... .. ... 890 

Halberts ... .... ... ... ... 34 

Swords ... ... ... ... ... 70 

Poll Axes ... ... ... ... ... 3 

Pikes... ... ... ... ... ... 29 

Suites of Armour for Horse ... ... ... 23 

Suites of Armour for Foot ... ,.. ... 28 



36 Records of Fort St. Ueorge. 



[24th] FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168§— 

aaid List which being perused itt is thought convenient and order'd to make this following 
an^ddition' 1 addition which M' Cheney is to provide with all expedition. 

order'd. 

Gunpowder to bee made 500 Candy. lbs. 

Match Country what in store already to be made up ... 5000 
Ditto English what more can bee got. 
Copper Ladles 30 more. 
Linstocks 181 more. 
Powder homes 184 more. 

Small Shott what already in Store to bee made up 2 Tonn. 
Stone Shott what more can bee gott. 
Iron Shott what more can bee gott. 
Forkes 113 more. 
Morter Shells to be made (if possible) for Six Morter Peeces they having 

none. 
Ginns to mount Guns 2 more. 
Fire potts 500 more. 
Tinn Partridge [ ] more. 
Wooden cases with Stones 840 more. 
Grape Shott [ ] more. 
Bouge Barrills 99 more. 

Musketts, Pistolls &c a fire Armes what more can bee got. 
Swords what more can be gott. 
Poll Axes 97 more. 
Pikes 500 to bee made with Bamboes. 

Oapt ingiieh The business that the Agent and Councill in Bengali referred to us concern- 

Ms business i n g Cap* Inglish his paying back the money allowed him for Some Amunition 
theTdmi. they bought of him, in case itt Should bee proved to be the King of Siams, Itt is 
raity. thought most propper to referr itt to the Cou[rt] of Admiralty (which is the only 

charge that appears att present against him) and that his Bond be delivered to 
the Judge and assi[s]tants of that Court, to inquire how they find itt. 

William Gipfokd. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . J?: Chenet. 

February the 24th, 168*. 
Coppyo{ The humble complaint of Thomas Batten to the 

Capt Battens Hon ble William Gyft'ord President & Governour &c ft 

Councill in Fort St. George &c a . 

Hon" 16 S r &c a . 

In my pursuit of the King of Siams Ship according to your Hon rs &c a order, 
of the 3 d of January I Anchored att Trincum[bar] the 7 th ditto, & sent my boat 
on shoar, to the Commissary Generall to [be] Satisfied, if I saluted the King of 
Denmnrks Fort, if they would return me Gun for Gun, & sent mee word upon 
bis honour he \voul[d] upon wldch 1 saluted with 13 Guns & he answered me 
with 27, & sen[t] off two Gentlemen, to invite mee on Shoar, & I was very 
honourably entertain'd, att the time of my being there, there was severall Boats 
passed by, & I sent my boat on board them to vissit them, the which the 



complaint. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 37 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168$. [24th.] 

Commissary resented very ill, & told mee he would not suffer itt, in their Road, 
and I promised him that 1 would not do itt againe, upon which he was very well 
satisfied, & wee were good friends until! the 14 th of ditto, in the evening, I had 
been att the Cap* Lievtenants, and as I passed by the Commissarys house where 
he was, I sent up to him, to beg the liberty of a Boat to go off, because itt was 
near night, he sent down word, that I must come up, & drink one glass of wine, 
but I desired to bee excused, because itt was late, & bad going off in the 
night, but upon his second message, I went up, & chanced to fall into discourse of 
the Prerogative of the Port of a neuter Nation, as lie being neuter between the 
English & the Siamers, notwithstanding if he furnished any of the King of Siams 
Ships with money, Armes or men, or anything that might strengthen her for 
warr, he made a breach of peace, & itt might bee as lawfull for mee to fire att the 
Fort, as att the King of Siams Ship, upon which expression, in a rage & passion 
he called for ah Arrest, immediatly a Serjant with a file of Musqueteers, Seazed 
on my person, disarming me of my Sword & Stick, and carried me to the Fort, & 
confined mee in a close room, w th a Guard for two bowers, in which time I wrot 
him, that I knew noe power as he had, to detain me, having the Kings Commission, 

1 and upon an expedition, for saying nothing, but what was Justifiable by Law, 
a*hd as long as he did, he declared himself no friend to the King of England, before 
this paper came to his hand, I was released, and I went to Skipper Sea-brooks 

*h.ouse, & when this paper came to his hand, hee flew out into a passion againe, 
& Swore that he would, carry [me ?] home with him to Coppenhaven, to answer 
itt to the King of Denmark, & sett a guard of a Serjant & half File over me all 
night/tbe next morning I considering, how that as I was confined, I could no ways 
help myself (for he would not suffer any of my men, to go to the Boat to go off) 
& that I might bee better able to defend myself, att liberty, I wrot to him, thus, 
that if I had said anything that did not become me, I begg'd his pardon & upon 
the receipt of this I was released, after this I many times offerr'd to read his 

.Majesty's Proclamation, to him, Your Hon r &c a please to send me; but he refused 
to hear itt, & when one English man Petitions to him, that he might serve his 
own Master, the King of England he confin'd him, & when the Danes Ship Sailed, 
he put them all on board, & sent them upon ace' of Warr for Surat, in their 
Service, the consequence & Substance of these abuses, I humbly leave to your 
Hon r &c a to consider on, & Subscribe myself 

•Your Hon rs &c a 

most humble Servant 

Thomas Batten. 



On the fourteenth of February the Cap* going towards the Seaside, sent a coppyMr. 
Mes#nger to the Commissary to desire the liberty of a Boat, that he might go off, Holl °way's 
the Commissary returned an answer, that he desired to see the Captaine, 'which Attestatl0n ' 
was very unwillingly granted, as soon as they came togeather, they fell into a 
discourse, about each others priviledges, where the Captaine told the Commissary, 
that if he furnished any enemies of the King of Englands, with Armes, Amuni- 
tion men or money, he became an enemy to the Crown of England, and that if he 
protected them under his Guns, our Captaine told him, he would endeavour to 
force them thence, which the Commissary resented very ill, telling the Captaine 
withall, that if he did offer to fire att anything in their Road, he would fire att the 
Ship, which the Captaine returned with some passion, that if he offerred to fire 
att the Ship, he would fire against the Fort, or Something to that effect, where- 
upon the Commissary in a great passion, cried out an Arrest, which was immediatly 
performed, the Captaine being disarmed & sent a Prisoner to the Fort. 

Wittness my hand Charles Hollowat. 

Febru ary the 24* b 168f . 
10 



Records of Port 8t. George. 



[24th. 



■FORT ST- GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168%. 



Delivered M r Gray Judge of the Admiralty Court, the Bond given by Cap" 



Capt Inglish 

deUvereli Edward Inglish to the Agent & oa in Bengali, as order'd this morning. 

Mr Gray. 



Letter from 
Maha Raja. 

26. 

Letter 
from Hen ry 
Bnrton. 
Mr Samll 
Barron cast 
away. 

27. 

Letters 
brought 
baok from 
the Mogulls 
camp the 
Vakeil not 
being to bee 
found. 



Genii from 
Madalpollam. 



Rec d a Letter from Maha Raja to the President. 

Rec d a Letter from Henry Burton Master of a Country Ship arrived att 
Coodaloor (from Emoy) dated there the 22 th Instant, giving an accompt of M r 
Sarnuell Barron's coming hither, with Chinamen in a Junck, & of her being cast 
away, with all her men & Cargo, in a little time after she came from Emoy. 

The three Peons that wei'e sent the 20 th of December last to Mahomed HurrifF 
the Bengali Vakeil att the Mogulls Camp, with the Agent of Bengalis letters to 
the Mogull, Nabob, & himself, as also a Letter to him from the President, returned,. 
& brought said Letters back with them, giving this ace'. That they had been att 
the Camp, & could not find said Vakeil, but att last matt with the Shroff, that 
used to Supply him with money, who told them, that as soon as the Mogull heard 
of our difference in the Bay, he sent for said Vakeil, but he having notice of itt,. 
was privatly gone away, he knew not where, except returned to the Bay. 

Rec a a Generall from Madapollam dated the 27 th last month, advising to have 
laden upon a Boat Tandells name, Isnatapille-Mugga 26 Long & 48 short Timbers, 
& sent said Mugga's Bill for Pag Thirty, which they had lent him to bee paid 
here, said Letter came from a place, a little to the Northward of Carera, where 
the said Boat was, not being att present able to get hither, by reason of the .change 
of the Monsoon. 

Att a Consultation 



Present 



Monday. 
28. 



William Gyfford Esq k 
M R Blihu Yale 
M R John Nicks 
M R Thomas Wavull 



President & Governour 
M R Thomas Ltjoas 
M E John Gray 
M R Nath Higginson 



M R John Cheney. 

Defence of Itt" being of so great concerne to bee continually mindfull to provide for the 

iw 8 therp r ro° n defence of this Garrison against the Mogulls forces which wee have great reason to 
videdfor. fear will come upon us, after he ha3 taken Gulcondah, therefore wee have thought 

convenient, & order that the persons hereunder named, have further in charge as 

followeth. 

M R . Wavell's charge is Viz t . a 

To build a small Point to command the Bridge, & that part of the Town, 
& the two blank sides of the Caldeira Point, large enough to plant Six Guns, 
or Eight if there shall bee occation. 

To build a larg Tank in some convenient place, within the walled Town, for 
a Store of fresh water, which will be much wanted in case of a Seige, all the 
Wells in the Christian Town being brackish. 



Mr. Wavell'i 
charge. 



M R . Cheney's charge is Viz t . 

Mr Cheney's To put so many great Guns upon the Point att the Garden as convenient 

charge. f or t, en or fifteen men, and lay in such provissions and Amunition ia the lower 

room, as shall bee hereafter upon occation thought necessary. 



To put Six or Bight great Guns into the new Point, that 
the Security of the Bridge &c tt with Amunition for them. 



to bee built for 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168f. [28th.] 

To fill the new Tank that is order'd to bee built, with the best fresh water, 
and besides to provide and fill what Cask & Jarrs hee can gett. 

To make ten Field carriages, & fitt Guns to them. 

To put two or three great Guns in the Powder house. 

Itt is thought convenient for the Safety of this Garrison, Securing the R* ships to ride 
Hon ble Comp aB estate, and anoying of the enemy, in case they should beseige this inthlsfioad - 
place, that two or three Ships do from this time, ride in this Road, and there being 
none of the R' Hon ble Comp" 8 Ships here, nor any expected (till some may arrive 
from England) that can bee spared upon this designe, in regard they are to go 
down into the Bay or already are upon other expeditions, Itt is order'd to hire 
any good Servicable Country Vessells that may offer, to that number, & that country Ves- 
M r Cheney do send Men, Guns, Amunition & Provissions or what elce may bee seiistobee 
thought convenient for Service, aboard them, on the R* Hon ble Companies accompt. hired ' 

The Sloops order'd last Consultation day to be sent to the Bay, are now order'd Sloops to be 
to proceed with all expedition thether, with Stores &c a and to give an ace' of our ^editdoii'ai 
condition, (which wee- are now forced to do, though a little too soon in the Year) the Bay. 
that they may send us what help they can, in regard we are forced to hire Country 
Snips, to lye in this Road, for the Security of this place. 

• As soon as wee shall receive certain news that the Mogull has taken When . 
Gulcondah, Itt is order'd that Some or other of the R' Hon ble Cornp" 8 Frigats that takenadviee 
may be here, bee fitted ready to send advices to their Hon", itt being of Soe great to be sent 
import for them to know. Honble 

Compa. 

The Paymaster Generall M r Thomas Wavell his Book of Accompts for the Paymasters 
' month of January read and past as followeth. January. 

Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Generall 
Charges Diett 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 
Accompt Fortifications &c B 



The Papers delivered in last Consultation by Cap' Thomas Batten were c ap t Batten* 
perused and itt is order'd that Coppies thereof be sent home to the R* Hon ble papers to be 

£. D ,.i cii j_i sent home. 

Comp to judge 01 tne matter. 

Order'd that Cap* Batten be paid for the Pouldiers diett that were aboard c ; apt Batten 
him, from his arrivall till tbeir discharge* (they having nothing to help themselves) s°ooidFere d f ° r 
after the rate of Six pence a day each man, & in regard of the great Scarcity & diett. 
dearness of all Sorts of provissions, Itt is order'd that two pence a day more* each 
man be allowed him on that accompt. 

Orderd that the following payments be made Viz' To M r Wavell Paymaster Payments to 
generall, to deliver the Brickmakers Pag 500 To Narso &c a Washers on ace* of bemade - 
Washing & Cureing the R' Hon 1 ' 1 . 6 Comp ttB Callicoes Pag 100. To the Gunpowder 
maker to make Powder Pag 100 & that the Sticklack sent home on the Josia, be 
paid for according to the amount. 

In regard of our present Warr, with the king of Siam & the Mogull itt is Commissions 
thought convenient to give severall Ships Commissions agreeable to the R' Hon ble t0 bee Biven - 



... Pag 709. 


02 


78 


„ 450: 


11: 


— 


„ 352: 


3d 


73 


„ 246: 


24 


10 


„ 45 


02 


— 


... .„ 129 


36 


— 


„ 129 


01 


u 


P 2063 


03 


37 



40 



Records of Fort St. George 



[28th.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 168 f. 



Comp" 8 orders for Seizing of their Ships & goods, the forme whereof is now read 
and approved, and order'd to bee enter'd att the end of this Consultation book. 

AYlLLIAJM GyFFORD. 

Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
J#: Cheney. "** 
John Stables See 17 . 



28. 

Ship 

Mahomet 
from Acheen. 
Letter from 
Mr John Pitt. 
News of Ship 
Priaman. 
Letter from 
Mr Pitt & Mr 
Owen. 
Letter from 
them to Capt 
Rea. 

March pmo. 
Letter from 
Ralph 
Ingram.. 

2. 

Ship Jama- 
lulee from 
Aobeen. 
Ship 
Prospect 
from Ton- 
queen. 
General la 
reed by her 
from th'ence. 
Letter &ca 
from Mr 
Keeling. 

Thursday 



A Ship called Mahomett, Maumade Nina Noqueda arrived here from Acheen, 
& brings a Letter from M r Pitt dated there the 12 th of last month, advising of 
M 1 ' Callenders meeting ten dayes before, with the Ship Priaman, which had been 
Eleven months from England, bound for the West Coast, but in an ill condition, 
rec d also another letter from M r Pitt & M r Owen, dated the 27 th d t0 & Postscript of 
the 3 a Instant, with Coppy of Letter they sent to Cap' Joseph Rea Commander of 
the Herbert, (who arrived att Acheen the 15 th past month from Siam) demanding 
a lading of Rice, for the Loyall Adventure, he having 500 Tons aboard his Ship. 

Rec a a Letter from M r Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor dated 24 th past. 
A Ship called Jamalulee Shacogee Noqueda arrived from Acheen. 



Ship Prospect Henry White Master, arrived from Tonqueen, & brought two 
Generalls from thence dated the 10" h Decern 1 ' & 2 d Janu ry last and a Letter from 
M r William Keeling Chief of that Factory dated 22 th Jan ry last, with the Captaines 
receipt for a Box of Hubblebubbles returned which they could not dispose of 
there. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Warehouse 
Beets for 
January. 
P 1000 to be 
paid Mr War 
veil & P 300 
to Mr 
Cheney, 
Rebecca not 
to go to Trin- 
comala. 



the reason 
given lor itt. 



Order'd to go 
to Tenas- 



William Gyfford Esq" 
M E Elihu Yale 
M E John Nicks 
M E Thomas Wavell 



President & Governo* 
M K Thomas Lucas 
M tt John Gray 
M" Nath Higginson 



M R John Cheney. 
The Warehouse day Book of Acc ts for the month of January read and past. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster generall to 
defray the Charges Garrison &c a And Pag 300 to M r John Cheney Storekeeper 
generall, to defray the charges of the R* Hon bIe Cornp as Sloops &c\ 

In regard of the lateness of the Year, the Southerly Wind being sett in, and 
the Currant runing strong to the Northward, itt would take up too much time, for 
the Rebecca, to gett to Trincomala, as order'd the 24 th last month, besides wee 
taking into consideration, the necessity of sending a Ship to Tenasseree, about 
publishing the King's Proclamation for recalling all the English (whom wee have 
o-reat occation for) from the King of Siam's Service, makeing demands for Satis- 
faction, of the damages the R' Hon ble Company have susteined, according to their 
List & other Debts contracted here in the Country due to their Hon 1 ' 8 &c a And to 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



41 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 168%-. 



make a Declaration of the R' Hon ble Comp^ orders, for reprisalls, Itt is order'd 
that the Rebecca Cap' Thomas Batten Commander do proceed thether, with 
Instructions accordingly, & from thence to goe along the Coast of Pegu, to meet 
with any prize Ships, in his way to Bengali. 

The R' Hon ble Company having possitivly order'd that all freemen shall live 
att Fort S* George, or some other of their Fortified places, Itt is agreed and 
order'd that they give Bond accordingly, the Form whereof is enter'd att the end 
of this Consultation Book. 

William Gtffoed. 
Elihd Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
J«hn Geay. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
J^ : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

Rec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 21 th last month. 

Letter from the President to Sangana & Madapa approved and Signed. 

Ship Trevitore arrived from Manilla. 

Rec a a Letter from Cap' Bradly dated in Coodaloor p mo Ins* advising to have 
sent the Expectation Frigat Henry Burton Master, under care of Joseph Bullock, 
the said Burton having no Pass. 



[3rd.] 



Freemen to 
live att Fort 
St George or 
some other 
fortified 
place, 
freemen to 
signe a Bond. 



Rec 1 " a Letter from Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor dated 28 th past, with Bill of 
Lading for Allom returned p Sloop Mary. 

Expectation Frigat & Sloop Mary arrived from Coodaloor & M r Daniell 
Gyfford on the latter. 

Rec d a Letter from Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor dated p m0 Instant with a 
Certificate of the want [sic] of Allom, they returned p Sloop Mary. 

Att a. Consultation 



3. 

Generall 
from Pette- 
pollee. 

4. 

Letter to 

Sangana & 

Madapa. 

Ship 

Trivitore 

from Manilla. 

5. 

Letter from 
Capt Bradly, 
Expectation 
Frigat sent 
hither for 
want of a 
Pass. 

Letter from 
Balph Ing- 

Expectation 
Frigat, Sloop 
Mary & Mr,jji 
Danli Gy- 

arrived. 



Letter &c 
from Balph 
Ingram. 



Present 



William Gyfeoed Ee 
M E Eliho Yale 
M E John Nicks 
M n Thomas Wavell 



PeeSIDENT & GOVEENOUK 

M E Thomas Lucas 

M K John Geay 

M E Nath Higginson 



M E John Cheney. 
Cash Book for the month 



The Presidents Cash Book for the month of February read & past the 
ballance being ... ... .... Pag 5381 : 21 : 1 

Taking into consideration the absolute necessity of having the Letters from 

Bengali, delivered the Mogull, (which were sent back by our Peons from M r Paiva 

att the Mines near Gulcondah, the 27 th last month, they not finding the Vakeel in 

the Camp, & coming to him att the Mines aforesaid) that he (the Mogull) might 

11 



MUNDAY 

7. 



Cash Book 
for February. 
Of sending 
Letters to the 
Mogull. 



42 



Eecords of Fort St. George. 



[7th.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 16H.- 



Expectation 
Frigats 
cargo to be 
exam ined 
by the 
Admiralty. 
Trevicane's 
freight to be 
paid. 

Boat to be 
hired to fetch 
Timbers from 
Carera. 



P 100 to be 
paid in part 
of Ship 
Princes 
freight. 



rightly be informed of our agreivances in the Bay, in particular the occation of 
the last Skirmish, Itt is agreed to take the advice of SeEor Manuche, an Itallian 
Doct 1 ' inhabitant in this Town, who was formerly in the Mogulls service, which is 
as follows That wee send them by a Servant of his, that is well acquainted in the 
Mogulls Camp, accompanied by four Rashpoots, to deliver them to two English- 
men there Viz' Thorn 8 Goodlad & Richard, to the intent, that when they observe 
the Mogulls coming forth they may hold up said Letters, so, as to be seen by 
him, which he says the Mogull, will receive from the hands of strangers, which 
otherwise is delivered to some great men, to peruse, before they come to him, 
which might prevent the Mogulls having an ace' of the true contents thereof, 
which is usuall, when itt is a complaint made against any of their friends, or 
great men, & that a small Present of Oyle of Cinamon, Oyle of Mace, and some 
other rarities, be sent to the Englishmen, to give as they shall see occation, And 
that the Mogull may have an ace* of the wrongs & damages that the R* Hon ble 
Comp" have susteined in the Bay, (according to what the President & Oouncill in 
Bengali, formerly sent to the Nabob) and of our demands upon that ace 1 which 
are the same, that the Agent and Councill have required of the Nabob in Beno-all 
Itt is agreed that the President write to the Mogull (requesting that he would 
cause the Nabob to make satisfaction) & remit the same to him, by the aforesaid 
conveyance, as also a Letter to the said two Englishmen, to follow the directions 
of said. Manuche, with a promise that if they deliver or procure the delivery ot 
said Letters, they shall be rewarded. 

Cap' Bradly having sent the Expectation Frigat hither for want of a Pass 
Itt is referr'd to the Admiralty to examine the lading of the ship, itt belonging 
to that Court. 

Order'd that the Trevicane's freight of goods brought from Bengali, be paid 
according to agreement of Cap' Hilders Charterparty, as also for 31 Bales brought 
from Vizagapatarn, according to Custome. 

In regard the Boat on which was laden, 26 long & 48 short Timbers, on the 
R 4 Hon ble Comp a8 ace* is broak to peeces att a place near Carera, & the Boatman 
not being able to hire another Boat to bring them hither (owing the R' Hon ble 
Comp a Pag 30 lent him by M r "Wales, to be paid here for which he is imprison'd) 
Itt is agreed to give another Boatman Pag 20 (none being to be hired cheaper) to 
bring them hither, greatly wanting Timbers for our present works & Security. 

Edward Greenhill Master of Ship Princess having desired Pag 100 in part 
for freight of goods he brought from Bengali, Itt is order'd to bee paid. him. 

William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higglnson. 
J# : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



7. Thomas Davis the Interloper signed Bond, & had his libertv. 

Davis Inter- J ' 

loper signed 

g Generall to Surat dated this day approved & signed, which is to be sent 

Generaii to overland by way of Gulcondah, under cover of M 1 ' do Porto's to his brother att 

Snrat. Surat, and duplicate by way of Goa. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 43 

[8th.] 



-FORT S^ GEORGE, MARCH 168%. 



Eec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 28 th past. pSSSiteT 

Ship Annapourna arrived from Manilla, with the sad news of a bad Markett, A ' nnaponrna 
made so by the ill design of that Spanish Government, who not only exacted 7100 from Manilla 
Dollars on pretence of Custome from the Ship, which formerly was cleared for 
1000 Dollars, but also so depreciates the Markets, as brought the Long Cloth to 
40 Dollars p Cor^e, which was 30 p C* loss to the proprietors, and amounts to a 
very considerable loss, to the Town inhabitants, who are almost thereby, disabled 
for trade. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

William Gyfford Esq r President & Governour Thursdaj 

M* Blihu Tale M h Thomas Lucas 10. 

M E John Nicks M e John Geay 

M a Thomas Wavell M" Nath : Higginson 

M K John Cheney. . - 

• M r Elihu Yale read his Journall of the Generall Books of Accompts, for the J"™ n f 11 lor 
latter part of the month of January which was past in Councill. January. 

* The Sea Customer M 1 ' John Nicks, his Book of Accompts for the month of ^^ Mto 
February read and past as followeth. for February. 

Sea Custome Pag 91 : 06 ' : 20 

Anchoridge of Ships & Vessells ... „ 22 : — : — 
Register of Houses & Slaves „ 1 : 26 : 12 

P. 114 : 32 : 32 

Hearing that Metchlepatam, Madapollam, & Pettepollee, are like to bee in ^^ns 

troubles, by reason that some of the Mogulls forces are intended thetber, to seize likely to be 

upon the King of Gulcondah's Treasure. Itt is resolved & order'd that said y^™^ 8 - 

Factorys bee withdrawn for the present, & that a Country ship called the Prospect, be with- 

be hired to bring away the R' Hon ble Comp as Servants & concerns from thence, co^try ship 

except the lumbersome things, which they are to leave in charge of some few Peons, to be hired 

& that Pag 300 be sent p said Ship to Pettepollee to defray their expences, they j£«m away. 

advising to be in great want. P300u>be 

° ° • sent to Pette- 

pollee. 

Though wee were very desirous to have sent the Rebecca for Tenasseree, & Rebecca not 
Pegu, in her way to Bengali, for the reasons given the 3 d Instant, yet upon enquiry Tenasseree 
of severall Pilotts, & view of the draughts, we find itt will be a dangerous attempt, Reasons 
att this time of the year, & that in passing from Tenasseree to Bengali, her glven for lfct ' 
weathering of Negraes is very doubtfuU, therefore we have thought fitt, to alter 
her design e, & Send her now for Bengali, touching Metchlepatam, along the Coast Bengali 611 * t0 
by Madapollam, to Vizagapatam hearing that there is one of the King of Siaitfs Rebecca to 
Ships, & 3 Sloops upon that Coast, (who have done us some, but the Country very s°iam shipsl' 
great injury, by taking, burning & sinking great number of Vessells, with grain, S1 ° 3 P, 8 
bound to this & other places), which probably she may meet with, and make prize attend her. 
of, & in regard the prize Si am Sloop is Sold, Itt is order'd that Sloop Thomas do 
go to Bengali, & attend upon the Rebecca, as also Sloops Gingerlee & Mary, & 
follow Cap 4 Battens orders, till they shall receive the Agent & Councills of*"~ 
Bengali's further orders, after their arrivall there. 

Whereas the Trevicanes freight was order'd the 7 th Ins' to be paid & the Bin to be 
Accomptant having made itt up, & am* 8 to Pag 1290 : 09 : 2, but att present not florae's 
having mony in Cash to discharge itt, that can be spared, not knowing where to freight, 
have a further supply, & the Owners being willing to take a Bill payable in six 
months, att ten p Cent Intrest p Annum, Itt is order'd to be given them. 



44 



Records of Fort St. 



[10th.] 

Leave given 
Mrs Francis 
to go to her 
husband in 
Bengali. 
Letter to the 
Mogul! & 
abstract of 
wrongs 
reed in 
Bengali. 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, MARCH 



Liev' Francis wife having desired leave to go to Bengali to her husband, on 
Sloop Gingerlee, Itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the Master an order to 
receive her, her daughter and necessaries. 

Letter from the President to the Mogull, approved & Signed, with an abstract 
of the wrongs the E f Hon ble Con p a have susteined in Bengali. 

William Gyfford. 

Eliot Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J#: Cheney. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

!0 Skipper Thomas his Sons Ship Sailed to the Southward, 

Skipper 
Thomas Son's 
Ship sailed. 

U. Sloop Pilgrim arrived from the Coast of Gingerlee. 

Sloop Pilgrim 
from Ginger- 
lee. 

13. A Portugues Ship called S 4 Thonia arrived from Portonovo, under care of 

shS a s g enT 0a P' Bradlys ohiefMate, sent hither by him for want of a Pass. 

hither for 
want of a 

Letter from Rec d a Letter from. Sangana & Madapa att Conjeveron to the President, 

SanganaA about last years rent monv, urging its & this years payment, though they have 
Madapa. notj th e Kings speciall Phirmaund for itt. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyfford Bsq k President & Governour 
M E Elihu Yale M r Thomas' Lucas 

M R John Nicks M b John Gray 

M R Nath Higginson 
M K Johk Cheney. 
Generalls to Bengali, to Ballasore, to Pettepollee, to Metchlepatam, to 
Madapollam, & a Letter from the President to Harja Maha Kaja Chief Sobidar of 
the Chingee Country, all dated this day read & past. 

The Letter rec d yesterday from Sangana & Madapa was taken into consider- 
ation, &. itt is order'd that the same answer be given thereto as was done the 
27 th Dec r past, to a letter rec d from them of the same contents. 

Cap' Bradly having sent hither a Portugues Ship called S' Thoma, for want of 
a Pass, itt is committed to the Admiralty, to examine her lading, itt belonging to 
that Court. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J§ ; Cheney. 



MlJNDAY 
14. 



Generalls 
read and past. 
Letter to 
Harja Maha 
Raja. 
Saugana's 
Letter con- 
sidered & the 
answer to be 
given. 
Portugues 
Ships Cargo 
to be exam- 
ined by tho 
Admiralty. 



John Stables Sec r 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



45 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 168p 



Two Ships arrived here from Trincombar with Rice. 
Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated the 28 th last month. 
Att a Consultation 



[14th.] 



Two ships 
from Trin- 
combar. 

16. 

G enerall 
from Metch- 
lepatam. 



Present 

William Gyfford Esq r President & Govjjrnour 
M R Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 

M R John Nicks 

M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 

The Storekeeper general] M r John Cheney his accompt of Stores bought, Sold 
and expended for the month of February read and past. 

Order'd that Pag 1,000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to 
defray the Charges Garrison &c a & Pag 500 to M r John Cheney Storekeeper 
Generall to defray the charges of the R' Hon ble Comp as Sloops &c a . 

A Letter from the President to the two Englishmen, att the Mogulls Camp 
read and past. 

Order'd that the Copangs by the Annapourna from Manilla, be put into the 
Mint to be coyned, and the Dollars by her Sold att the Buzar price, our Cash 
being very low. 



Thtj 
17 



Storekeepers 
Acct for 
February. 
Pago 1000 to 
be paid Mr. 
Wavell & 
Pago 500 to 
Mr Cheney. 
Letter to two 
English men 
at the Mo- 
gulls Camp. 

Copangs p 
Annapourna 
to bee coyned 
& the Dollars 
sold. 



thought fltt, that two yards of ordinary red broad Cloth bee Sent the Governour Governor 
of the place, where the Timbers are. ^ ne , re the 

r > Timbers ar 



In regard that att present Paddy & Rice is Somewhat more brought into 
Town, then formerly Since the Famine, Itt is thought convenient to order the 
petty Land Custome to be paid, as hath been usually done, the excusing of itt, 
haveing been but during our pleasure. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Tale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 
. John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higgtnson. 



Petty Land 
Custome to 
be paid upon 
Rice & Paddy. 



John Stables Sec ry - 



Jn : Cheney. 



Rec tl a Generall from Conimeer dated the 16 th Instant. 



18. 

Generall 
from Coni- 



Saphir Frigat Cap* Stephen Bradly Commander, arrived here from the South- 19. 

wa rd. Saphir Frigat 

arrived. 
Sloop Ruby 
sailed for 
Acheen. 

Rec d a Letter from Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor, dated the 17 th Instant advis- Letter from 
ing that the Merchants had brought in near Pag 20,000 in Callicoes to bee Sorted. Ralph* r ° 



Sloop Ruby Stephen Richman Master, Sailed hence for Acheen. 



46 Records of Fort St. George. 



MuNDAY FORT ST. GEORGE, MARGE 168$.- 



21 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyffoed Esq r President & Goveenoue 
M R Elihu Yale M R Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M r John Geay 

M R Thomas Wavkll M r Nath Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 

Eeportofthe M r Thomas Lucas & M r Nathaniell Higginson report the weight of 324 

CoSfangsf Copangs by the Annapourna from Manilla to bee oz. 184 : dwt. 16 : gr. 12. 
ships Geerge Order'd that the freight of goods brought from Bengali in the George John 

fkJir'f-eTo-ht Tyler Master, and the remaining freight of goods by the Princess Edward Green- 
to be paid, hill Master, be paid them, according to agreem*, referred to Cap* Hilders Charter- 
party. 
CaptBradiy's Cap' Bradly delivers his reasons for returning hither & not proceeding to 

reasons for Trincomala as order'd, which is enter'd next after this Consultation. 

returning. 

Medicines to The Chest of Medicines bought of Cap* Batten amounting to Pag J 17 : 20 is 

bee paid for. or a er ',3 to bee paid. 

p ioo to be Order'd that Pag° 100 be paid Narso &c H Washers on acct. of Washing & 

paid Narso 0ureing ^ R t Hon ble Comp as Callicoes. 

souidierson Order'd that the Souldiers on board the Saphir Frigat be sent for ashoar. 

the Saphir to r & 

come ashoar. 

shipTrevitore Finding the Ship Prospect cannot conveniently bee Spared to go to Pettepol- 

tobe hired lee, Metchlepatam & Madapollam, as was designed the 10 th Instant and the Owners 
Northern 116 °f Ship Trevitore offering her for that Service, Itt is order'd that She bee hired, 
ffactorys. to do the Same, as the Prospect was to have done. 

William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Geay. 
Tho ; Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 

John Stables Sec ry - Jn : Cheney. 

To the Hon ble William Gyfford Esq 1 ' President & Governour of Fort 
cSH&nf. S '- &™rg° & ° a Councill. 

P a P er - Cap* Stephen Bradly Commander of the Ship Saphir, his reasons for 

not performing your Hon rs orders in the Instructions given him, 
being Viz*. 
After Six dayes att Sea, & finding could not obtaine my place designed for, the 
Winds & Currants setting against mee, was forced in for the Shoar, where crusing 
severall dayes, p advice of the Pilot, met with Cap* Burton, & the Portugues Ship, 
& manning them with Europeans, sent them for your Port, which very much 
weakned the force of my Ship, however in the interim I endeavoured to perform 
my orders, but was still frustrated, by the Winds & Currants above said, not long 
after the Portugues I had on board, many of them fell Sick, & unfitt for Service, 
on the other hand my provissions & water, was almost spent, & having no orders 
to recrute myself att any Port to the Southward, in case I should not have provis- 
sions, to last the limited time, of my Instructions, & withall my Ship being very 
fowl & leaky was forced to bear away for this place. 
Fort St George 21 6t March 168f Stephen Beadly. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 47 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 



[2] ST,] 



Rec a a Letter from the Dutch Seconds Lady att Metchlepatam dated T 4 T Instant, Letter from 

it i j T\/rr nvu a. Dutch 2ds 

about her inony lent M. llllotSOn. Lady att Met- 

chlepatam. 

Ship Rebecca, Sloops Mary, Gingerlee, & Thomas, their dispatches for 22. 

Bengali, approved, signed and delivered Cap 4 Thomas Batten, M r Joseph Bullock, ^sCptaTe- 

M r William Martin & M r Stephen Williams. patches. 

Ship Jaspar John Naylor Master, arrived from Acheen, & brought a Letter 23. 

from Jonathan Unkettle Master of Ship Priaman, bound for the West Coast, dated £&££*. 

in Dio the 7 th January 1684, being in some distress. Letter from 

Jonathan 

Unkettle. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
William Gyfkord Esq r President & Govern r Thursday 

M B Blihu Yale M a Thomas Ldcas 24 - 

M R John Nicks M R John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell M" Nath Higginson 
• M R John Cheney. 

• A Letter from the President to Sangana & Madapa att Conjeveron read & Letter to 
past excusing our not sending the Rent mony till a Phirin'' from the King. Madapa & 

Order'd that what mony M r John Cheney shall have occation of, to pay for MrLuoaBto 
Paddy & Rice, be paid him by M r Lucas in Dollars. w doUm°~ 

to pay for 
Rice & Paddy. 

A Letter now rec d from Thomas Davis the Interloper was read wherin he Letter from 
1 desires a Supply for his maintenance, which is order'd to be considered of here- f^^i^' 

after. considered. 

Having been very busy hitherto, since M r John Davis his coining from No leisure tm 
•Coodaloor (as order'd) wee have not had leisure till now to proceed upon examina- ^ile the^" 
tion of the following particulars, 'Viz 1 The Portonovo Merchants complaint against business 

--.— .- — ~.. - ... between Mr 



M r William Cawley, & his answer, M 1 ' Davis & M r Wilson's complaint of ditto & his Da vis 



&Mr 
Cawlev &ca. 



answer, as also M r Cawley 's charge against M 1 ' Davis, and his answer and charge 
against M 1 ' Cawley, we shall gradually and strictly enquire into their severall dually 8 * 1 '" 
charges and answers, and then "judge of itt accordingly, & what we have had this strictly en- 
day is as followeth 



quired into. 

Portonovo Merchants their complaint of M r Cawley rec d the 2 d of October Examination 

of the Porti 
novo Mer- 
chants com. 



1686 & M r Cawley's answer dated 30 th October 1686. of the Porto- 

novo Mer- 



M r Cawley acknowledges that he offered to strike one of the Portonovo 
Merchants, but denies to have actually Strook them, and Cap 1 Goodlad, his Chief 
Mate and Doctor being present, when there was a quarrell between M r Cawley 
and those Merchants, and heretofore affirmed to us, that he did not strike them 
then, itt must be further enquired into by M 1 ' Ingram whether the accusation of 
the Merchants, relate to the same time, when Cap 1 Goodlad &c a were present. 

M r Cawley also acknowledges that he did upon a controversy he had with 
said Merchants about accompts depending between them, restrain them some time 
in the Factory, while they were bringing Cloth into the Factory, but denies to 
have confin'd them three dayes without Victualls, as the Merchants pretend & M r 
Davis declares improbable. 

The Said Merchants upon their being abused by M r Cawley repairing with a 
complaint to Coodaloor, refused to return to Portonovo, till they had rec cl satisfac- 
tion, though there was then business att Portonovo of the R 1 Hon ble Comp :,s to be 
dispatch'd, in consideration whereof M 1 ' Davis and M r Willson by Consultation, 



48 Records of Fort St. George. 



■Fort st. george, march 1687. 



[24th.] 

thought itt necessary to give the Said Merchants am' to about Pag 56 without 
which they could not prevail with the Merchants to return, till they should receive 
answer from the President, & itt do's not appear that the said Pag 56 was given 
them by M r Davis for the gaining of Pag 2000 Credit, as M r Cawley seems to 
intimate in his answer. 

of Mr Davis jflr Davis & M r Willsons complaint of M r Cawley in Coodaloor Generall 

fo^'co^"' dated 25 lh October 1686 and M r Cawley's answer dated the 

p** 1 * „ 3 d Novem r 1686. 

against Mr 

Cawley. • 

Article l 9t . The Merchants accusing him to M r Davis of Saying, that his 
Credit, was as good, as the R' Hon ble Comp ns he offers his Oath to 
the contrary. 

Article 2 rt . The Books were finished all but a few Articles, but being taken 
from him by M r Davis, he could not compleat them. 

Of Mr. Caw- The remainder of M r Cawleys answer, to the Coodaloor Generall, is contained 

ley's charge i n M r Cawley's charge against M r Davis, of the 4 th Novem r 1686 which follows to 

against Mr. ^ consideredj wifch M r Davis ansWer thereto. 

Article 1 st - That M r Davis has made a benefitt by the exchange of Pagod 8 
itt do's appear, that in former Years, the difference of said 
exchange, was brought to Proffit & Loss, but M r Cawley being 
then Book keeper, omitted to bring the same into last years 
books, which is since brought into this years books by M r Will- 
son, and the whole amount of Pagodas, was not more then 50 
or 60 Pag , the differences about 3 Pagodas. 

Article 2 d . That M r Davis has bought two Horses, of his particular Servant 
Peddana, which he acknowledges, but affirms, that they are not 
dear bought, having been offered more money for them, then 
they cost, and that M r Ingram, was then only of Councill, and 
that they were bought by Consultation, as he will make appear. 
That he presented his said Servant Peddana, with three yards of 
Scarlett, as often as he presents the Merchants, which he ac- 
knowledges, and thinks reasonable, for the good Service he 
doe's the R* Hon ble Comp a but referrs itt to us, whether he 
shall repay itt or no. But as to the five yards given to Peddana, 
itt doe's appear, to be M r Davis his own Cloth, and for his own 
accompt. 

That M r Davis Servant has a Horse kept in the Stable, which 
M r Davis offers his Oath, that he payes the charge himself, and 
M 1 ' Cawley owns, that he cannot make the contrary appear. 

That M r Davis favours the Merchants in Sorting Cloth, wherein 
wee being very inquisitive, as relating so much to the R 4 Hon ble 
Comp as interest, & that the R* Hon ble Company had formerly 
complain'd of Coodaloor goods, M r Lucas doe's Attest that (M r 
Alford and M r Fraser present) opening Severall Bales of every 
sort of goods, that came in October last from Coodaloor, they 
found them, in their Judgment well Sorted, according to our 
Musters here, But as to the difference, between him and M 1 ' Davis, 
about taking in Cloth, which M 1 ' Cawley had turn'd out M r 
Ingram and M 1 ' Willson declare, that they have examined 
Several! times some peeces of Cloth, which M r Cawley had re- 
jected, and finding them to bee as good as Muster, have taken 
them iu, and what M 1 ' Cawley saies about Sorting, must relate 
to Said goods, because M 1 ' Cawley ha's not been above twelve 
months att Coodaloor. 



Diaiy and Conmlta,tion&Book, 1687. 49 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1687. [24th.] 

Agreed that the Councill meet early tomorrow morning to proceed upon the meet tomor- 
further examination of the premises. row - 

William Gyfford. 

Blihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry - J§ : Cheney. 

Ship Rebecca Cap* Thomas Batten Commander, Sloop Mary Jos. Bullock 24. 
Master, Sloop Gingerlee William Martin Master & Sloop Thomas Stephen Williams | h ^ ^' ecca 
Master Sailed early this morning for Bengali. Bailed. 

Ship Curtana Cap 4 Anthony Weltden Commander arrived here this evening shipCurtana 
from England and on her, M r William Hatsill M r [Lacuna in the original] Farwell g°°j d 
and M r [Lacuna in the original] Sherrar free Merchants. Three free 

. Merohts 

Rec' 1 a Generall from Metchlepatam dated the 12 th Instant. on her. 

1 Generall 

from 

Att a Consultation Extrao Metohiepa. 

Present 

William Gyfford Bsq e President & Governour Friday 

M E Elihu Yale M k Thomas Lucas 25. 

M E John Nicks M E John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Na'ih Higginson 
M k John Cheney. 

The examination of M 1 ' Cawley's charge against M r Davis is here continued Examination 

as folbweth. ^Cawlv's 

against Mr, 
Davis conti- 
nued. 

Article 3 d . That M r Davis has pi'esented att Portonovo & Coodaloor so largly, 
as that the greatest part, of Pag° 1000 might have been yearly 
Saved, the Pag 63 to Santogee Pontolo, was given by M r Davis 
when att Madras, & his Councill att Coodaloor, but is approved <i 

by M r Ingram & M r Willson as necessary, but for what present- 
ed to the Dutch not allowable. 

Article 4 th . As to the Sortment of the Cloth, 'twas yesterday fully examined 
on the 2 a Article, As to the Musters M r Davis owns, that there 
is one Muster & no more Viz' the head Muster of Beteelaes, 
which is better att Portonovo then att Coodaloor, but the ron- 
• tract was made by the Musters att Coodaloor, & therefore could 
not sort by the Musters of Portonovo, however sorted no Cloth 
by said head Muster of Beteelaes, & affirms that the Coodaloor 
Musters were sent from Port S* George, by which he saies he 
is obliged to Sort, if they had been Dungarees. 
M r Cawley doe's offer his Oath, that when he advised M r Davis 
to sort by the Portonovo Musters, M r Davis did give him for 
answer, that he would do what he pleased, for all him. 
As to what M r ' Cawley charges M r Davis with managing the 
Comp a8 business without Consultations, Itt does appear, that 
they have Signed to Letters & Consultations, yet that he did not 
advise with them in a regular way before the transacting of 
business. 
13 



50 



Records, of Fort St. Geori 



[25th.] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1687. 

As to M T Davis his ordring the entry of the Ace 1 ' of expences 'tis 
what belongs to all Chiefs to examine all acco ls & 3ee them duly 
enter'd, but M r Cawley affirms in generall, that he uses to enter 
things under wrong heads, but not remembring any particular 
instance, he is to peru.se the ace' of expences, & give us a report 
thereof. 

Article 5 th . As to Charges of repaires M r Gray affirmes, that 
there was occation for repairing of the House M r Cawley men- 
tions, & M r Ingram" & M r Willson are of the same opinion. 



Letters * _ The Curtana Cap' Anthony Weltden Commander coming in here and the 

Cnrtanat<F Commander coming ashoar this morning, to know if we had any service for 

be sent for Bengali, & understanding by him, that he had on board Letters from the R' 

ashoar. Hon ble Comp a to the Aeent & Councill in Bengali, as also 23 Souldiers &c a for said 

place, & being thought very convenient for the R l Hon ble Comp a8 affaires that we 

have a sight of their Hon" Letters (the Ship coming from Portsmouth in June last) 

Itt is order' d that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to bring them 

ashoar, as also the Souldiers (to remain here) having great occation for them att 

this place, as by the report of our Councill of Officers, which we have already 

advised the R l Hon ble Comp a of, in giving them an ace* of our condition. 

Petty Land Upon the Order w T e made the 17 th Ins 1 that Paddy & Rice brought in should 

Paddy"! Rice P a J Petty Land Custome, as formerly, wee find that many do forbear to bring itt in, 

tobeexeused. Wee therefore think convenient to order that the said Custome be excused a little 

longer, till the troubles in the Country bee over. 

William Gyffobd. 
Eliho- Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
J J : Cheney. 
John Stables Seo ry . 

To Cap* Anthony Weltden 

Com dr of Ship Curtana. 

Wee do hereby order you to send ashoar what Souldiers you have on board 
in the service of the R* Hon ble English East India Comp" as also all the Letters 
you have from the said R' Hon ble Companjr for Bengali. 

Fort S* George 

25th March 1687. By order of the President & Councill. 

John Stables Sec ry - 



Order to Capt 
Weltden. 



25. 

Ship Concord 
from Trin- 
combar, 

26. 

Letter from 
Ralph Ingram 
advising the 
obange of 
Governonrs. 

28. 

Generall 
from Coni- 
meer. 



Ship Concord arrived from Trincombar. 



Rec d a Letter from Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor dated the 22 n(i Instant 
advising that Cashee Pontolo is put in the place of Harja Maha Raja, & Timmage 
Pontolo, in the place of Gopall Pundit, who was coming thether, & that he expected 
to meet with no small trouble, therefore desires what force wee can, to be sent 
immediatly, to secure the R l Hon ble Comp a8 concerues. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated 26 th Instaut, concerning the King of 
Siams Ship att Pullicherry now there, & more expected. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 51 

M UK DAY 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1687. 

Att a Consultation 28 - 

Present 



Goods 



William Gyffokd Esq r President & Govern 8 
M R Blihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 

M R John Nicks M r John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 

Having rec d advice from M r Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor that the Merchants 
had brought in near Twenty Thousand Pagodas in goods to be Sorted, & that new bought i 
Governours were put into the places, of Harja Maha Raja, & Gopall Pundit, L" ^eady to 
which he feared .would cause some trouble in those Parts, Itt was proposed to be sorted 
most of the Councill to go, who excusing themselves in being Strangers to the 20,ooo. ag ° 
place & business, & the Investment & Contract being begun by another, they Examination 
might find some impediments therein, Itt was therefore thought absolutly neces- lJyfchwge 
sary to deferr the further examination of M 1 ' Cawleys charge against M 1 ' Davis, and a " aicst . 
to send M r Davis (as being best acquainted with the people & Government, & to tored™ de " 
sead another, would encrease the charge & probably meet some obstructions,) M r MrDaviB 
Mose&Mr. Willson, with all speed to Coodaloor, to dispatch the Sorting of the £&&». 
Gloth, & sending itt hither, as wee shall hereafter advise, & to take care of the £ aloor - 
mannagment of the R* Hon bIe Comp as concernes there, upon the alteration of the givVnTor 
Governours, who otherwise might give us more trouble, & for the better Securing f? ndins 
the Factory & the concerns there. Itt is order'd that ten Souldiers be sent Te'nXuidiers 
thether on the Curtana ; And to pay the "Washers & defray the expences of the J? fB e *' nt on 
Factory, Itt is order'd that Pag 500 bee delivered M r Davis, & M 1 ' Griffith having Mr gST 
recovered his health, Itt is order'd that he return with M r Davis. to return to 

• A , _ . , . Coodaloor. 

M Davis being to go to Coodaloor as above order'd, & desiring leave to lade Mr Davis 
Some goods for said place, aboard the Curtana, upon freight as usuall Itt is order'd P er,mtted to 
that the Secretary do give the Commander, an order to receive them att one Pag £M££? 

freight p Candy. " for Coodaloor. 

The Loyall Adventure being dayly expected, hearing by a Ship that lately L °y a11 
came from Acheen, that she was ready to come from thence, Itt is thought most bet^dayiy 
convenient to send her (after her arrivall here) for Metchlepatam, Madapollam ejected 
& Pettepollee (instead of the Trevitore) where she may take in part of her Lading [° theTorth- 
for England, & bring away the R* Hon 1>le Comp as Servants & concernes from those ward aiter 
places, & save the charge of hiring a Country Ship. Charged "' 

hiring a 
Country Ship 
saved 

Order'd that the Lead & Armes on board the Curtana from England be taken clTtaTa to 
ashoar, Viz* the Lead, because wee judge they have no occation of itt in the Bay, bee unladen. 
having sent hither, a great quantity upon the hired Ships, att a dear freight Viz* 
4 lb p Tonn ; The Swords, Musquots, Coats &c a belonging to the Souldiers, 
because we have order'd them to be kept here, and the Granado Sheila, which may 
bee very Serviceable to us, in case the Mogull should come down upon us, & that 
a small Morter peece be bought of Cap* Weltden, which he is perswaded to spare 
us, & may be very usefull to us. 

M 1 ' Willcox &c a att Conimeer, having advised us in their Generall of the 26 th siam Ship att 



Slum 



Ins* rec a this morning, that there is a Ship belonging to the King of Siam, att 
Pullicherry & severall more expected, Itt is order'd that the Curtana Cap* Anthony SalpsK^ct 
Weltden Commander, be sent along the Coast to the Southward, to see if he can cnrtanato be 
meet with them, or any other Enemies Ships, & that orders be given him accord- sent to the 
ingly, & att her return to bee sent into the Bay, she being consigned thether from "w?th dt ° 
the R* Hon ble Comp a which should not have been diverted, but upon this extraordi- 'bi- 



nary occation. atth 

J retu> 



sent into the 
Bay. 



52 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[28th.] 

Lead to be 
continued 
aboard the 
Cnrtana. 

Saphir Frigat 



i go 



Portonovo. 
100 Candy 
Saltpeetre 
to bo Sold. 



Wheat to bo 
sold itt 
beginning 
to spoil. 

P 1000 to be 
paid Mr 
Wavell. 



28. 

Skipper 
Thomas 

Ship from 
Aoheen. 

29. 

Mr. Richards 
& Mr. Lindo 
from Hulli- 
cherry. 



Generall 
&ca from 
Madapolla 



Generall 
from Met- 
ohlepatam. 
Generall 
from Samuell 
White. 
Letter from 
Mr. Richards 
& Mr Lindo. 



Thursday 
31. 

No Consulta- 

April pmo 
Severall 
Ships arrived 
here. 



Generall &oa 
from Ben- 
gall. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, MARCH 1687. 

In regard itt would take up a considerable time to bring the Lead out 
of the Curtana ashoar, & ballast her againe, Itt is order'd that itt be continued on 
board, till her return from the Southward. 

The Saphir Frigat being out of repair Itt is order'd that she go to Portonovo 
river to fitt, and await our further orders. 

Beincr in great want of mony & a very good price offered for Saltpeeter Viz 4 , 
Pa£° 8i p Candy Itt is order'd that 100 Candy be disposed of, att said price, 
which we should not have Sold, but to Supply our necessities, and that 'tis a con- 
siderable advance. 

M r Lucas reporting that the Wheat begins to be very musty, and the Worm, 
setting into itt, & fearing itt will not keep, Itt is order'd that he dispose of itt, 
as well as he can, reserving only sufficient for the Table for a years expence. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Gener" to 
defray the Charges of the Garrison &c\ 

William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Luoas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
J-| : Cheney. 

John Stables Sec ry 

A Ship belonging to Skipper Thomas, himself master, arrived here from 
Acheen. 

M r Kichards & M r . Lindo arrrived here from Pullicherry. 



Rec d a Generall from Madapollam, dated the 16 th Instant with Diary & Con- 
sultations, Ace 4 Cash, Stewards ace* of Factory Expences, stewards Acc^ 
Currant, and the particulars of Madapollam Factory Bxpences, for the months ot 
January and ffebruary last. 

Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated 16 th Instant. 

Rec d a Generall from Samuell White att Mergen dated p m0 Instant. 

Rec d a Letter from Arthur Richards & Joseph Lindo, dated in Pullicherry, 
the p mo Ins 4 they having left the King of Siams Ship & sent this Letter, before 
they came from thence, not thinking to have come so soon themselves. 

No business offered for Consultation. 

This day Severall Ships arrived here Viz 4 The Loyall Adventure Cap 4 
William Goodlad Commander & the Phenix William Miller Master both from 
Acheen, The Amity William Rolls Master from China, The Wellcome John 
Smith Master, from the Coast of Gingerlee, & the Pearle William Duckett Master 
from Bengali. 

Kec d by the abovesaid Ship Pearle a Generall from Bengali dated in Higilie 
the 28 th of February last, giving an accomptof the proceedings in the Warr, with 
Invoyce & Bill of Lading for 400 Maunds of Rice aboard Said Ship. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



53 



FORT ST- GEORGE, A PRILL 1687. 

This evening M r John Davis, M 1 ' Christopher Willsbn and Vicessimus Griffith 
sett out for Coodaloor. 

This afternoon the Wind blowing fresh, the Portugues Ship, Cap' Stephen 
Bradly sent hither from Portonovo, having no Pass, for want of Laskars being on 
board, good Cables & Anchors, was drove out of this Road, & run ashoar a little 
to the Northward of this place. 

Rec d a Letter from Ralph Ingram att Coodaloor dated 30 th past with a Letter 
to the President from Timmage Puntolo the new Avaldar. 



Att a Consultation 



[1st.] 

Mr Davis 
&ca Bet out 
for Cooda- 
loor. 

2. 

Portugues 



Letter from 
Ealph In- 
gram. 

Letter from 
Timo.age 
Pontolo. 



Present 



William Gyfford Esq 8 
M E Elihtj Yale 
M E John Nicks 
M" Thomas Wavell 

M R 



President & Govern 15 
M E Thomas Lucas 
M E John Gray 
M E 



MUNDAY. 



The Presidents Cash Book for the month of March read & past the ballance 

being Pag 448 : 28 : 1. 

The Land Customer M E John Gray his Book of Accompts for the month of 
ffebruary read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome ... ... ... Pag 

Petty Land Custome ... ... „ 

Paddy Toll att the Banksall ... „ 
Measurers duty ... ... ... „ 

Weighers duty ... ... ... ,, 



8 


: 32 


• 


38 


05: 


13 


5 


17: 


28 


26: 


04: 


56 


— 


06: 


38 


.78 


: 30 


07 



Cask Acct 
for March. 

Land Cus- 
tomers acct 
for ffebrury. 



The Paymaster M 1 ' Thomas "Wavell his Book of Accompts 


for the 


month of 




ffebruary read and past as followeth. 






acct for Feb- 


Charges Garrison ... ... ... Pag°946 


14 


: — 




ruary. 


Charges Gen erall ... ... ... „ 456: 


35 


: — 






Charges Diett , 399 


21 


:47 






, Charges Extraordinary ... ... „ 513: 


15 


26 






Charges Cattle „ 172: 


09: 


53 






Charges Merchandise ... „ 144: 


08: 


21 






Accompt Fortifications &c a ... „ 121: 


04 


— 






By a mistake in January ... ... „ 12: 


— 


— 







2765: 35: 63 



Taking into consideration the contract made by M 1 Davis &c a att Coodaloor Portonovo 

with the Portonovo Merch ts that itt would be a great discredit & future incon- tekea^nto 

venience to receed from what they had done, we do agree to confirm itt, & accord- consideration. 

ingly to give order to them in our next, to proceed upon itt, only advising them con^ct^'on- 

to make the tearmes something more advantageous, as to the commencem* of firn-ed. 

the Interest, & itt is also order'd, to send what Europe goods to them on said f U be P sent°to S 

contract, that the Curtana can well take in, and that they provide att Coodaloor, Portonovo 

to the vallue of Pag 50 or 100 in firewood, & att Conimeer to the vallue of Pag 50 °l^, e ^ ur ' 

J4 Firewood 



54 



Records oj Fort St. George. 



[4lH.] 

tobo provided 

at.t Coodaloor 

and Coni- 

raeer. 

Sloop James 

to take in 

Conimeer 

goods. 

No souldiers 



-F0BT8 T . GEORGE, AP BILL 168? 



& that Sloop James be dispatcht from Portonovo to Conimeer, to take in what 
Bales, they have remaining of their last contract, & in regard the new Sobidar 
has sent the President a friendly letter, Itt is thought unnecessary to send any 
Souldiers to Coodaloor as formerly ordered. 



Saphir Frigat 
to go to Ben- 
gall. 

Necessarys to 
be sent on 
her. 



Goldp 
Loyall Ad- 
venture to 
be brought 
ash oar and 
Coyned. 
Bice from 
Bengali to be 
laid up. 
Bengali 
advices to be 
sent, by ex- 
press Peons 
to Surat. 



Notwithstanding wee had formerly order'd the Saphir Frigat to go to the 
Southward, yet now having rec' 1 advices from the Bay, that they are in want, of 
severall necessarys, for building ffortifications &c a Itt is order'd that she proceed 
directly thether, & that what things they desire, & we can provide in a short 
time, be sent upon her, to supply their occations. 

Order'd that the Gold from Acheen in the Loyall Adventure be brought 
ashoar & delivered to the Mint to be coyned, & that the Bice from Bengali upon 
the Pearle be landed, & laid up for stores of this Garrison. 



The Agent & Councill in Bengali, being fearfull that their advices to Surat, 
have miscarried, not having heard from thence of a long time, & desiring us, to 
advise them of the affairs in the Bay, Itt is order'd that wee send them by express 
Peons, by way of Goa, a coppy of their letter to us, of the 28 th ffebruary, rec d here 
the p mo Instant. 

William Gyeford. 

Elihtj Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

N AT : Higginson. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Jn : Chenbt. 



5. 

Generall to 
Coodaloor 
and a Letter 
to Timmage 
Pontolo. 

6. 

Genlls to 
Conimeer & 
Surat. 



Thursday 
7. 



Sea Cus- 
tomers acct 
for Maroh- 



Generall to Coodaloor & a Letter from the President to Timmage Pontolo 
new Avaldar of Portonovo dated this day approved and Signed. 

Gen 118 to Conimeer & to Sarafc to be sent Via, Goa, dated this day approved & 
signed. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 
William Gyfford Esq* President & Governour 
M E Elihu Yalb M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M e John Gray 

M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R John Cheney. 
The Sea Customer M r John Nicks his Book of Accompts for the month of 
March read and past as followeth. 

Sea Custome Pag . 90 : 33 : 07 

Anchoridge of Ships & Vessells ... „ 37 : 18 : 75 
Curtain God own rents ... ... „ 2: — : — 

Botiqua rents Six months past 88 : 22 

Licences to utter Liquors by retail „ 90 : 07 
Register of Houses & Slaves ... „ 4 : 28 



94 



P. 313: 34:76 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 55 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AFRILL 1687. [7th.] 



M r Nathaniell Higginson read his Accompts of the Mint, for the month of JJj^J! for 
February which was past as followeth. 

Kec 3 for Mintage duties upon particular persons 1 P 

Gold coined Pag 9004 att § p 0' J 45 : 01 : 2 

Rec d for Mintage duties of 20 Veece Cash — : 20 : — 

M r Thomas Lucas & M r Nathaniel! Higginson report the weight of Gold by Report of the 
the Loyall Adventure from Acheen, delivered into the Mint Viz'- GoidfLoyaii 

OZ. dwt. Adventure. 

100 Bancoll of Pock Gold poiz 143 : — 

4094 Acheen Mace „ 75:06 

The Agent & Councill in Bengali having desired a great number of Laskars, Lascars to be 
which are not procurable here, Itt is order'd that M r Freeman &c a att Metchle- MeTJhiepa & 
patam & M 1 ' "Wales &c a att Ma dap oil am, do provide what number they can, & that Madapoiiam 
some Ship bound for Bengali, be order'd to call there & take them in, Cap' Bradly h°ow tcTKnd 
having as many from hence, as his Ship can conveniently carry, but in case they ' hem f ° r 
come away from those Factorys, before an oppertunity offers, then to bring the enga 
Laskars with them hither, upon the Loyall Adventure, to be sent afterwards to 
the Bay as wee can. 

A parcell of Rice offering to Sale, Itt is order'd to be bought att the lowest nice to be 
price, to be paid for in a months time, being for Stores for this Garrison. bought. 

M r John Pitt & M r Samuell Owen deliver in their Diary of their Acheen Diary &oa of 
voyage in the Loyall Adventure, Stewards accompt of Expences Adventures In- *o 6 £. e b « en 
voyce & Ace* Currant which are order'd to be perused, examined & enter'd in the LoyaliAd- 
Generall Books. venture - 

Considering the danger approaching of the Mogulls coming down upon us, Ttt A day ap- 
is thought convenient to appoint Tuesday next for the Captaines of Ships, & sin-vey the 
other experienced men to go along with us about the Walls, & Points, to observe Ga "ison&oa. 
their defence, & to try our Morter peeces, & see what is wanting, necessary to be 
done for the safeguard of this Garrison. 

The Heer Laurence Pitt being newly come to the Government of Palliacat, Mr Lucas &oa 
Itt is thought convenient that M r Lucas & M r Gray accompanied by M r John Hill compiLent 
& M r Gabriell Roberts do go thether, this evening to compliment him, on this occa- the Heer 

,- * Laurence 

tion. Pitt 



William Gyffoed. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
m John Nioks. 

John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
NTt Higginson. 
J° Cheney 
John Stables Sec ry- 

A Portugues Ship arrived here from Macao. 7 

Portugues 
ship from 

This evening M 1 Lucas &c a Sett out for Palliacat, and with them a letter of Mriucan&ca 
compliments from the President to the 
place. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 5th Instant. "■ „. 

Generall from 
Conimeor. 

This morning M r Lucas &c a returned from Palliacat with a Letter of thanks, 9 - 
from the Governour to the President. feWdtom 

Palliaoat. 



Palliacat. 



56 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[9th.] 

Sloop Pilg 
for Mada- 
pollam. 



MUNDAY 
11, 



Sallary not to 
be paid till 
next half 
year. 

P 1000 to be 
paid Mr 
Wavell. 
Concerning 
Mr. Bolls. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APR1LL 1687. 



Sloop Pilgrim Joiiu Phillips Master sailed for Madapollam. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gtfford Esq R President & Governour. 
M R - Blihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 

M B - John Nicks M"- John Gray 

M E - . M E - Nath Higginson 

M E John Cheney. 

In regard wee are in want of mony, Itt is order'd that the Sallary due & 
payable in this place, the 25 th of last month, to the R' Hon b,e Comp as Servants be 
deferred till the next half year. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M 1 Thomas Wavell Paymaster gener 11 to 
defray the charges Garrison &c a . 

Taking into consideration what the R' Hon ble Comp* writes concerning 
M r Rolls, in their Generall to Bengali, of the 5 th of September 1683, Paragraph the 
20 th ' and also having notice, that there is Some concernes of M r Constant Phaulkon s 
aboard his Ship, Itt is order'd that the latter be referred to the Admiralty, & that 
wee write to Bengali concerning the other. 

Pour of the Saphirs men, belonging to the Nathaniell, having Petition'd (as 
enter'd next after this Consultation) for two months advance to pay for Cloaths & 
other necessaries, which Cap* Bradly acquaints us they are in great want of, Itt 
is order'd that M r Cheney do pay them, and that itt be charged to the Accompt 
of the Owners of the Nathaniell, and advice given thereof to her Commander, that 
he may likewise charge itt to them, upon accompt of their wages. 



Two months 
advance to be 
paid 4 of the 
Saphirs men. 
to be 

charged to 
the Owners of 
the Natha- 
niell. 

the Capt of 
the Natha- 
niell to be 
advised of 
itt. 

Generall to Generall to Conimeer dated this dav I'ead and past. 

Conimeer. J r 

Mint acct for M r Nathaniell Higginson read his Acc ts of the Mint for the month of March 

Marcb " which was past as folio weth. 

The Accompt of Coyning the R f Hon ble Comp as Gold, 
being 324 Copangs by Ship Aunapourna from Manilla 

produced net ... Pag 16(58 : 01 : — . 

Rec d for Mintage duties upon particular persons Gold 

coyned Pag 22041 att \ p 0* „ 110:07:3. 

William Gyfford. 
Blihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nioks. 
John Gray. 
Tho: Waveli. 
Nat : Hhjginson. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Jn : Cheney. 



Coppy Peti- 
tioaof 4 of 
(he Saphir 
Frigates men 



To the Hon* William Gyfford Esq 1 ' President & Cover" 1 ' 
of Fort S* George &c a Councill. 

The humble Petition of Thomas Taylor, Zachariah 
Hescott [,] Samuell Whifceing & Robert Martin 
Sheweth, 

That whereas your humble Petitioners were Shipt ou board the Ship 
Nathaniell, under the command of Cap' John Mason deceased, & bound for Fort 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687 hi 



■FORT ST. GEORQE, APRILL 1687.- 



rilTH.] 



S'. George, & the Bay of Bengali, in the R l Hon ble Comp as Service, we were by 
order of our abovesaid Commander, put on board the Ship Saphir, and after a 
long passage wee arrived att Fort S* George, att which place, we were to return 
aboard the abovesaid Ship Nathaniell, but said Ship, being gone for the Bay, before 
our arrivall, ha's left us destitute of necessarys fitting for the Sea, "Wherefore your 
Petition" humbly desire your Hon 1 ' &c a to furnish us with two months pay, that 
we may honestly discharge our debts for Cloths (fee* which have been made up some 
time, & will be deliver'd us, on paym' of our mony, without which wee are not 
able to proceed upon any voyage, soe hoping your Hon 1 ' &c a will take itt into 
consideration. 

And your humble Peti 1 ' 8 shall ever pray &c a 

Ship Loyall Captaine, Cap' Francis Eldred Commander arrived here from U, 
England, who brings three small Packets from the K* Hon ble Company Viz* One ship Loyaii 
Packett containing Duplicate of the R* Hon ble Comp as Gen" to Fort S* George, of the arrived" 1 from 
24 th ffebr r - v 168| with the addition of a Postscript not in the former of the same date, England. 

6 x Three Pac- 

rec d p the Rebecca, Invoyce & Bill of Lading of the Loyall Captaine, Charterparty tetts from 
d t0 & List of the Packet, Another Packet cont ff The Dep ty Governours letter to ^nWe 
ffcort S' George dated the 14 th Aprill 1686. Letter from the Accomptant dated 10 th Compa by 
Aprill 1686. Commission to M r . Ralph Ord to be Judge of the Admiralty Court, her- 
son the West Coast, and the agreement made with the Souldiers on the Rebecca & 
Loyall Captaine. Another Packet cont e Letter from M r Robert Blackborne, dated 
20 th Aprill 1686 & a List of the Supernumeraries muster'd on board the Royall 
James, Rochester & Beaufort. 

Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam, dated TJltm last month, with a paper SenU&oa 
of news, also a Letter from Cap' Batten Commander of the Rebecca, dated 29 Ul oMepata " 
past, giving an accompt of his missing Leslie, & that he and the three sloops Letter from 

r -i i°£ -r? ii j.1 oAth j. CaP' Batten. 

sailed for Bengali the 30 th past. 

This morning M r Richard Knipe the R 1 Hon ble Comp as servant, entertained 12 
for the West Coast for three years att Thirty pounds p Ann (M r John Turner died, snip"* 
in the vovaere) came ashoar from the Loyall Captaine, a3 also three free Merchants fivepassen- 

o . J \t- t gers came 

& tWO Women VIZ 1 ashoar from 

M r Richard Darley. tte Loyaii 

M r Weyman Clyfee. Captame ' 

M r Bdw' 1 Cornesnell. 
M 1 ' 9 Penelope Duncomb. 
M 1 ' 9 Elizabeth Wigg. 

The President &c a as appointed the 7 th Ins' Surveyed the Garrison. President 

r c J &oa Surveyed 

• the Garrison. 

The Peons that were sent the 17 th ffebruary last, with Letters to the Mogull, 13, 
Nabob & Vakeel att theMogulls Camp, returned & brought back said Letters with ^ eon8 . 
them, not finding the Vakeel, as others had done before. oirT U Letter8° 

from the 
Mogulls 

Att a Consultation c»m P . 

Thursday 
Present 14 - 

WlLLUM GYFFORD ESQ E PRESIDENT & GoVERN E 

M E Elihu Yale M e Thomas Ldoas 

M E John Nicks M e 

M R Thomas Wavell M b Nath Higqinson 
M E John Cheney. 

The Warehouse day Book of Accompts for the month of ffebra rT read and past- warehouse 

accts for 

Order'd that the Loyall Captaine bee unladen. Lo b aHCa t 

to be 
, „ unladen. 



58 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[14th.] 

Saphir 
Frigat to go 
to Mad i poll. 
Loyall Capt 
to go to 
Metchlepa. 
both order'd 
to go to Ben- 
gall & take 
in Laskars 
for the Bay. 



Obstructions, 
impediments 
& complaints 
of the Mint, 
reasons there 
of enquired 
into of Mr 
Nathar.iell 
Higginson. 
Reasons 
given by Mr 
Higginson. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AFR1LL 1687. 



In regard of our fears that the Mogull may send down some part of his Army, 
to Metchlepatam & Madapollam, Itt is order'd that the Saphir Frigat (first taking 
out 5 ton of Iron, & the Lead continued on board) go to Madapollam, & the Loyall 
Captaine (after she is unladen) to Metchlepatam, to lie there, till the Loyall 
Adventure comes, or that they see no cause to detaine them there, but to dispatch 
them away for the Bay, (according to our orders & dispatches) which they are to" 
bee order'd in such case to do, & that they take in what Laskars they can procure 
for Bengali. 

Having had great Obstructions & impediments in the Coyniug of the mony in 
this Mint, & complaints from severall Merchants, for detenchion of their mony, 
paying great interest for the Same, Itt was taken into consideration, & the reasons 
thereof enquired into of M r Nathaniel! Higginson, who supplies the place of 
Mintmaster, who gave us a report thereof as followeth. 

There is now a considerable parcell of Gold imported by black Merchants 
ready to be Coyned, but the Braminee & M r Johnson differ so much in their Assay, 
that I know not how to proceed without your direction. 

« o P ^ U ?"Tr i Worse - B ^ter. 

No. 2 W -5% Vasha- oz . a wt . gr . oz. dwt. gr. oz. dwt. gr. 

lignum. 22 ; 19 : 15, 00 : 01 : 09, 00 , 00 . 00 

3 W T V Mara- 

chitta. 17 : 16 : 10, — : — : 05, 

4 W i Chal- 
12 : 11 : 18, — : — : 15, • 



lum 

10 W i Balla 
chitty. 
llf^ Ser- 
via Ballia. 
Aprill 8— 
No. 2 W li Ran- 
giah. 
3W{| ditto 
4 B T V Ea n- 
ga Chitty. 
B 15 Fine 
Gold. 
B 16 Fine 
Gold. 



37 : 15 : 06, — : 01 : 22, — 
23 :0[5]0[3], — : 01 : 11, — 



251 : 

250 


10 : 

: 09 


— > 


3 : 02 . 21, 
1 : 14: 10 


— 


— : — ; 


405 


07 


12, 


— :—:—, 


1 


15; 12: 


22 : 


07 : 


06, 


— : — : -, 


3 : 


07 : 01 : 


— 


02 


— , 


• • 5 


: 


— : 08: 


5. 1043 


03 


22, 


5 : 02 : 21, 


5: 


02 : 21 : 



This Gold being all melted down, & from the Same peece, apart being deli- 
vered the Braminee, and a part to M r Johnson, the Braminee reports itt Pagoda 
Matt, & M r Johnson near i a grain better, which is half p Cent. 

Another parcell of Gold imported by the Braminee of the Mint, to be coyned 
upon his own accompt, poiz oz 103 : 06 : 12 he reported to be Pagoda Mat, & 
M r Johnson to bee \ g r better, which is something more then ipC whereupon 
I caused 5 oz thereof, to be remelted, with the addition of \ dwt. of Alloy, which 
is \ p C* and caused Assays thereof to be made, By the Braminee & M r Johnson 
the former reports itt to be ^ p 0' worse, the latter a little better then Pagoda 
Matt, both adheering to their first Assay, & I cannot suppose that the Braminee 
would knowingly make this parcell, |pC' worse then itt is, because ' tis his own. 

There has been frequent other instances of their disagreeing in the Assays, to 
the hindrance of the Coynage, & discouragment of the Importers, in so much that 
they have sometimes desired to have their Gold delivered them unooin'd, & the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 59 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRILL 1687. [14th.] 

difference has most frequently been, in M r Johnsons reporting the Gold prepared Stenby Mr 
for Pag Matt, to bee better then Matt, as you may remember I have often ac- Higginmra. 
quainted you with particular instances, but either by adding a little Alloy, or 
reassaying, they haye att length, come pretty near in their reports, so that I need 
not trouble you with any further notice thereof, but desire your Hon r &c :l to observe 
one instance more, of the difference in their Assays, which to me is an argum 1 of 
the uncertainty of both their Assays Viz*. 

One Ingot of Gold belonging to M r James Paiva imported the 30 th past, re- 
ported by the Braminee 4 if worse then Pagoda Mat, by M 1 ' Johnson car : 1 : gr. 1 : 
qr. 1 : which is more then 5^ worse, then Pagoda Mat, I caused 1 dwt. thereof to 
be melted down, with 5 dwt. of fine Gold (Viz* some Assay peeces after burning) 
which is after the rate of 8 p C* worse, and then the Biaminy reports itt to bee 
Pagoda Mat, but not being satisfied to Coyn itt att the rate of 8 p 0* worse, when 
M r Johnson had before reported itt but 5J I desired him to make an Assay of the 
Same, after melted with the fine Gold, & he now reports itt to be Pagoda Mat. 

I pretend not to understand Assays, & therefore do not reflect upon M r 
Johnsons art, nor can I charge the Braminee, with any deceit in their Assays, but 
must declare to your Hon r &c a that they doe So frequently disagree, that unless 
tnere bee some remedy found out, the Coynage will bee discouraged, towards which, 
I cannot offer more to your consideration then this^that M r Johnson & the Braminee 
do not agree what Pagoda Mat is, The Braminee Saies ' tis 8f M 1 ' Johnson thinks 
itt less then 8f & as compared with the Standard of England, to bee car. 1 : gr. 1 : 
worse then Standard, whereas att the rate of 8f ' tis exactly car. 1 : gr. 1\ : till 
they agree in the Standard of the Coyn, they cannot agree in their Assays. 

To which I think I may add, that on the 9 th Instant, I delivered M r Johnson, 
an Assay peece, of the R 4 Hon nle Comp as Gold, but he has not yet done 
itt, though he has made other Assay's for himself, and others, two dayes 
since I demanded itt, he promised to do itt that day & also to make Assay 
of a parcel! of Pagoda Mat, whereof the Braminees make all their Assay, 
& of a new parcell of Gold of 771 oz. prepared for Ooyning, but instead 
of that, I hear he went aboard Ship, and is not yet returned, the Braminees 
& the Merchants clamor upon mee, to have the business go on, but I 
cannot proceed, here is 1700 Pagod 8 of the Comp as & 17000 Pag of the 
Merchants. He did not make any Assay that I know, of 2 or 3 parcells 
of Tonqueen Gold & was forced to Coyn itt without, your Hon 1 ' wanting 
the money, nor can I yet prevail with him, after two months frequent 
demand to make restitution to the Braminee, of the Assay peeces of Gold, 
w eh amount to above Pag 30, but to satisfie them, that they should bee 
paid, I have taken Pag 30 out of a parcell of Gold, imported by M r 
• Johnson, & keep by mee for their Security. 

If you question anything I have Said, please to cause a strict enquiry to be 
made thereinto, by any of the Council]. 
Upon debating of which, wee think itt absolutly necessary, as well for the Resolve upon 
W Hon ble Comp as advantage, as the dispatch of the Coyning of Gold brought to this tus^o? 6 
Mint, that whatever persons are contented to stand to the Assay of the Braminee the Mint. 
of the Mint, shall have their Gold coyned by them, & that M r James Johnson, do 
with the Braminy Assay & Coyne the R* Hon bIe Comp as Gold, but (he M' Johnson) 
not to meddle with any other besides, because wee have found so great incon- 
veniency as before mention'cl for want of dispatch, occation'd by his Ignorance, 
willfullness or Idleness. 

William Gyfi^oed. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . J°- : Chenet. 



60 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[15th] 

Generall 

from 

Coodaloor. 

16, 

Generall &ca 
from Surat. 



Ship Peavle 
for Mada- 
pollam. 

17. 

Genii &c from 
Metchle- 
patam. 
Sloop Success 
from the 
Southward. 
Generall from 
Pettepollee. 
Ship Lyon 
from Coast 
Gingerlee. 



-FORTS T . GEORGE, APRILL 1687. 

Rec a a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 11 th Instant. 

Rec' 1 a Generall from Surat dated in Swally the 16 th f£eb ry last (being coppy of 
what they sent p Shipping, not yet rec d ) & the 21 th & 22 th ditto, & Coppy of Cap* 
Terrells &c a Letter to the Gen 11 &c a Counoill dated 12 th Jan ry 168?. 

Ship Pearle Edward Greenhill Master, sailed for Madapollam. 

Rec rt a Gen 11 from Metchlepatam dated 4 th Ins* with a paper of news. 

Sloop Success John Steel Master arrived from the Southward with Rice. 

Rec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated the 7 th Instant. 

Ship Lyon Thomas Shephard Master, arrived from the Coast of Gingerlee. 

Att a Consultation 



MUNDAY 

18. 



Present 

William Gyfford Esq* President & Goyernour 
M E Elihu Yale M E Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M k 

M E Thomas Wavell M K Nath Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 



Pettepollee. 



200 to Having rec cl advice from Pettepollee, that Pag 300 will not clear their Debts, 

be B ent to jtt j s or der'd that Pag 200 more, be sent thether p the Loyall Adventure which 
makes in all Pag 500 to be sent by said Ship. 

storekeepers The Storekeeper M r John Cheney, his Ace* of Stores, bought, Sold, and ex- 

Maroh 1 pended for the month of March read and past. 



StoreB to be 
laden on the 
Loyall Capt 
for Bengali. 



Curtana \ 
sent to 
Mergeu. 



All things to 
bee prepared. 
Capt Weltden 
to have notice 
of itt. 
Not to pro- 
ceed to the 
southward. 
Europe goods 
to be sent to 
Portonovo 
JS Boa Vista & 
Trevicano. 
Trevicane to 
bring Bales & 
firewood 
from tho 
Southward. 
Sloop James 
to go with 
Curtana. 
Soldiers to 
go on both. 



In regard the Loyall Captain, is order'd to proceed for Bengali, after she has 
been att Metchlepatam, Itt is order'd that part of the Stores provided for the Bay, 
which were to be laden on the Saphir Fiigat, be now put on board the said Loyall 
Captain. 

Itt being now a fitting Season to sail for Mergeu, to execute the R* Hon ble 
Comp a8 orders, (which was intended by the Rebecca) of recalling all English from 
the King of Siams Service, but the Monsoon being contrary, ' twas defer r'd till 
this Season, Wee therefore in prosecution of said Orders, do think the Curtana, 
the most fitting for that design, & doe order that all things in conformity there- 
unto be prepared with all expedition, & that Cap' Anthony Weltden, have notice 
given him thereof, that hee may get his Ship in a readiness as soon as possible, to 
proceed for Mergeu, and that he do not proceed to the Southern Factories as 
formerly order'd judging itt may bee too late to go upon this desigue, after his 
return, & therefore itt is order'd, that the Europe goods, to comply with their 
Contract att Portonovo, be sent upon the Ships Boa Vista, & Trevicane, & that 
they lade, both att Coodaloor & Conimeer, what Bales & firewood they have in a 
readiness for this place upon the Trevicane, paying the usuall freight, not having 
any of the R* Hon ble Comp as Ships, that wee can spare to send upon this occation, 
Itt is also order'd that Sloop James bee Sent for from Portonovo to accompany the 
Curtana, to Mergeu, & that 40 Souldiers be order'd for both Viz* 25 for the 
Curtana & 15 for the Sloop. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 61 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRILL 1687. [18th] 

Having advice from the Commander of the Loyall Captain, that 9 of the English sea- 
Modena's men with their Pinnace, was run away to a Dane's Ship, upon the Trincombar! 
Malkbar Coast, & now att Trincombar, Itt is order'd that a Letter be wntt to the a letter to be 
Commissary, to send them hither, as also the five Englishmen formerly arrived Commissary 
there from a Ship that was cast away upon S' Laurence, we having now great J°. send thein 
occation for them. 

Gen lls to Metchlepatam, Madapollam, PettepolJee & Bengali read & past. Generaiis 

read and 

William Gyfford. past. 

Blihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : "Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . J° : Cheney. 

19. 
Generaiis to Coodaloor & Conimeer dated this day approved & Signed. Geniia to 

Oonimeer 

20. 

Skipper 
Thomas 

Att a Consultation ship sailed. 



Skipper Thomas his Ship Sailed to the Northward 



31 : 


03; 


: 15 


mere occts 
for Maroh. 


30: 


15 


;28 




LOo : 


06 


:32 




16: 


13: 


:36 




1: 


— 


:80 





William Gtfford Esq* President & Governour Thursday 

M R Eli'hu Yale M k Thomas Lucas 21. 

M E John Nicks M b John Grat 

M R Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M B John Cheney. 
Letter from the President to the Commissary of Trincombar. about sending the Letter to 
Englishmen hither, read and past. Trincombar. 

M r Yale read his Journall of the Generall Books of A.ccompts for the month of Jom-naii for 
February which was past in Councilk February. 

The Land Customer M r ; John Gray his Book of Acc tB for the month of March Land Custo- 
read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome ... ... ... ... ... Pag c 

Choultry or Petty Land Custome ... ... „ 

Measurers duty ... ... ... ... „ 

Paddy Toll att the Banksall „ 

"Weighers duty ... ... ... ... ... ,, 

P 184: 02:91 

Cap 4 "William Goodlad Commander of Ship Lnyall Adventure, having made Ca P f Goodlad 
his request for Pag 300 upon ace* of the agreem* in Charterparty for provisions d g£ reR Pag0 
&c a for his Said Ship, Itt is order'd to be paid him, accompting Dollars lyi for 10 order'd to 
Pag is Dollars 517-g that being the Buzar price. bee paid him. 

William Ducket having desired leave to go to Bengali, upon the Ship Saphir L^ave given 
Frigat, Itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive ™ n \* m 

I'll- , ' Duckei i to tro 

him, and his necessary s. to Benu-aii. 

William Gtfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . JJ? : Cheney. 

16 



62 Records of Fort St. George 



[22nd] 
Two Danes 

Ships 
Sailed. 
Capt Good- 
lads' dispatcl 



■ FORT ST- GEORGE, APR1LL 1687- 



Two Danes Ships Sailed for Trincombar without Saluting the Fort. 



Cap' Goodlads Dispatch to the Northern Factorys, dated this day approved, 
Signed & delivered to him. 
ship Diamond Ship Diamond James Hawks Master Sailed for Metchlepatam. 

for Metchle- 

23 This being the Coronation day of his present Maj ty of England King James 

Kmg of the 2 d there was 23 great Gunns, & 4 Vollies of Small Shot fired. 

Englands 
Coronation. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Mundat "William Gypfoed Esq* President & Govern our 

25. M E Elihu Yale M b Thomas Lucas 
M E John Nicks M k John Gray 

M B Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 
Three yards To encourage Cap 1 Weltden in this present design of the Siam business, Itt is 

Scarlett to order'd that 3 vards of Scarlet, be given him to make a Coate. 

be given J 

Capt Weltden 

Seaveraii A Summons to all English men att Mergeu & Siam, to leave the King of Siam's 

papers Service, & repair hither, with our Protest upon their refusall, An ace' of the R* 

the siam Hon We Comp as demands, upon the King of Siam, & our Declaration of reprisalls till 

a"ri' ne a s s V ead satisfaction be made, A Letter to the King of Siam, giving him an ace* of the 

damages Sustained by Constant Phaulkon, his Chief Minister of State, & of our 

sending the Curtana for repriaall, A Letter to [Lacuna, in the original] Raja, Gov- 

ernour of Tenasseree, requiring him to Send Said Letter to the King, all dated this 

day, Also Cap' Weltdens Commission, dispatch, and Instructions to Mergeu not 

dated all read and past. 

William Gifford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho: Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . J§: Cheney. 

26. Ship Loyall Adventure Cap* William Goodlad Commander Sailed for Pette- 
Advtnture P ^ ee j Metchlepatam, and Madapollam. 

Sailed for the 
Northward. 

Ship Adven- Ship Adventure, Thomas Hickes Master, arrived from Surat & brought their 

sT. e at fr ° m Generall dated 16 ,h ffeb rv last, & coppy of Cap' Terrells letter to the Gener 11 &c a 
Paekett reod a tt Surat, dated 12 th Janua ry past (coppv of both formerly rec d overland) also 
thence. another Generall dated 16 th ffeb'- v with Coppy of Surat Generall to the R' Hon ble 

Comp a dated 10 th ffeb ry last, & of the Hon ble private Committees letter to Surat, 

dated the bl st March 1636. 
Thursday The Councill met & discoursed, of Severall things but agreed upon nothing 

28. to bee enter'd. 

No Consnlta- 
tiou. 

Letter fro 

Sangana, & 



Rec d a Letter from Sangana Tarrufdar att Conjeveron, & another from "V incaty 
PassTno're* P utfc y, Seer Lascar of the Carnatta Country, with a Phirmaund from the King of 

Vinoaty 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



63 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL L 1687. 

Gulcondah, ordring last & this years rent money due the beginning of June next, 
to be paid to the Seer Lascar. 

Rec d a Generall from Vizagapatam, dated the 7 th Ins*. Also a Letter from 
the Merch ts of that place, containing complaints against M r Browne. 

Gen lls to Bengali, to Coodaloor, to Conimeer & Saphir Frigats dispatch for 
Bengali (touching att Madapollam by the way) all dated this day approved & 
signed. & the dispatch delivered to Cap* Bradly. 

Rec a a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 26 th Instant. 

This morning the following Ships Sailed out of this Road Viz* the Saphir 
Frigat, Cap 1 Stephen Bradly Commander, the Amity M r Will™ Bolls Master both 
for Bengali, & the Moulsford Frigat Cap* Edward lnglish Commander for China. 

Ait a Consultation 
• Present 

William Gyiford Esq r President & Governoue 
M E Blihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M k John Gray 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M R John Chenf.y. 
Having now rec a the King of Gulcondah's Phirmaund to pay last and this 
years rent mony to Passanore Vincaty Putty, Sallascar of the Carnatta Country, 
& therefore not being able to deferr itt any longer for any reason whatsoever, Itt 
is agreed to send itt to him by Braminee Devapa, & Seven Rashpoots, notwith- 
standing this years rent is not due, till the beginning of next month, the last 
years having been Eleven months in our hands, after due, which over ballances, 
paying the last a month before hand, & whereas he desires an understanding person 
to be sent to him, to discourse with, which we understand to be no other then 
sending a Tasheriff, wee agree to compliment him, & evade itt for the present, as 
p contents of our Letter to him, till wee have his receipt for the Rent, & then if 
not to bee avoided, to consider of itt. 

The Warehouse day Book of Accompts for the month of March read and past. 

The Paymaster Generall M r Tnomas Wavell his Book of Acco Ms for the month 
of March read and past as followeth. 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Generall 
Charges Diett... 
Charges Extrao 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 
Acco" Fortifications &c a 



3 S52 


04 


— 


545 


.84 


— 


446 


13 


2J 


14- 


26 


63 


42 


15 


i 


71 


36 





4 60 


29 


— 


2574 


14 


— 



Patty with a 
Phirmaund 
from the king 
to pay the 
rent mony. 
Genii from 
Vizagapatam. 
Letter from 
the Merchts 
there. 

30. 

Generalls 
andDispatch. 
Saphir Erigts 
dispatch 
delivered. 
Generall 
from Cooda- 
loor. 

Mat 

(pMO) 

Several! 
Ships 
sailed hence. 



Monday 
2. 



Phirmaund 
reed from the 
King. 



Rent mony 
to be sent up 
to Passanore 
Vincaty 
Putty. 



Warehouse 
aceotts for 
March. 
Paymasters 
acco ts for 
March. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho: Lucas. 
John a'icks. 
John Gray. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
J£: Cheney. 



64 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[4th] 

Letter to 
Passanore 
Vinoaty 
Putty with 
P 2400 rent 



Ship PimceB 
Sailed for 
Aoheen 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1687. 

Letters from the President to Passanore Vincaty Pivtty and Saugana att Con- 
jeveron, approved, signed & Sent with, the Pag 2400 for two years rent money, 
due the beginning of next month, as order'd Munday's Consultation, which not- 
withstanding itt is Sent this day, itt is enter'd in the Cash Book, as paid the 30 th 
Apr Hi, that itt might bee brought into last years Books. 

Ship Princess Thomas Absalom Master Sailed for Acheen. 

Att a Consultation 



Thursday 
5. 



Present 



William Gyffofd Esq r 
M k Klihd Yale 
M E John Nicks 
M K 



President & Govern" 
M 8 Thomas Lucas 
M R John Gray 
M R Nath Higginson 



M K John Cheney 



Jonmall for 
March read. 

Pago 2400 
rent mony 
sent for baot 
with the 
reasons. 



Report of the 
weight of 
Acheen Mace. 

to be coyned 
into fanarns. 

Complaint 

against 

Mr Browne. 



Mr Brown 
&c. to be 
sent for. 



M 1 Yale read his Journall of the Generall Books of Accompts for the month 
of March which was past in Councill. 

In regard itt is reported that the Sallascar of this Country, to whom wee Sent 
the 4 th Ins* Pag 2400 for two years rent mony, is Sent for away from Conjeveron 
the President the Same night, order'd itt to be brought back, which being returned, 
Itt is now order'd to remain with us, till wee hear further news from Conjeveron, 
having Sent thether to inquire how affairs go there as to the said Sallascar. 

M r . Thomas Lucas & M r Nathaniell Higginson report the weight of 727 
Acheen Mace, delivered in by M r Pitt on acco" of the Acheen voyage p the Loyall 

oz. dwt. gr. 

Adventure, which poiz 13 : 05 : 09 : Itt is order'd that they bee Coyned intofanams, 
as also what left of those Mace formerly delivered in by ditto. 

Having rec d complaints from the Merchants of Vizagapatam against M r 
Richard Brown Chief of that Factory, which appears to us att present to be neces- 
sary to be inquired into, <s not being So well able to hnd out -the truth of things, 
att Such a distance, Itt is order'd that he & the Merchants, Braminees & Cona- 
coply's be Sent for hither, that wee may hear them face to face- 

William Gyeford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavull. 

Nat : Higginson. 



J N : Cheney. 



John Stables Sec ry- 



6. 

Roy all Jame 
from the 
West Coast. 
Packetts by 
her from 
thence, 



Ship Royall James Cap 1 John Wetwang Commander arrived here from the 
' West Coast of Sumatra, & brought from thence four Packets, Viz' one from the 
R' Hon bU ' Comp" by the Berkley Castle containing their Hon 1-8 Generall to Fort S* 
George dated 9 th June 1686. Coppy of his Majesties Letters Patents confirminc 
the R* Hon ble Comp as Charter &c". The Oath of a freeman, and papers concerning 
making Saltwater fresh. A Packett from York Fort containing their Generall to 
Fort S*. George, dated 17 th November, & 4 th December 1686. Coppy of their 
General] to the R* Hon ble Comp" datv d 8 th Oct 1 ' 1686. Invoyce and Bill of Lading 
of Ship Royall James, & Accompt Currant. Another Packet from York Fort 
containing their Generall to Fort S*. George dated 30 th Deem' 1686. Coppy of a 
Generall from the R 1 Hon blt ' Comp a to them dated 9 th June 1686 and Invoyce 
of IShip Royall James. The fourth Packett from Indrapoora containing their 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 65 

. FORT ST. GEORGK, MAY 1687. ■ [6th.] 

Generall to Fort S*. George dated the 28 th ffebru ry 168| & Postscript of the 2 d Mr Mount*. 
March following, two Jnvoyces & two Bills of Lading from thence, Invoyce & Bill |tu b b s Mr on 
of Lading from Mandula, Thomas Stubbs his Diary & Ace* Bxpences att Manduta, her. 
& Coppy of Ship Berkley Castles Bill of Lading from England. On Said Ship 
came Edmu d Mountague & Tho. Stubbs from thence. ,. 

Rec d a Letter from the Commissary of Trincombar to the President dated Letter from 
the [Lacuna in the original,] being an answer to what writ about the Englishmen Trin0 ° m °ar- 
there. 8. 

This morning Ship Boa Vista, Sailed for Portonovo, Manilla & Ton- v hi t pBoa ]ed 

queen. _ hence. 

The President & Councill hearing that Severall Englishmen, were (clandes- Englishmen' 
tinely from other Ships in the road) gone aboard the George, William Brooke ^ e £ 
Master, & fearing that they designe, to go from Acheen to Tenasseree or Siam, ship George, 
the Secretary was order'd to write John Tyler & William Brooke the following "rftTabouT 
order. 



them. 



To M r John Tyler & 
M r William Brooke. 

Fort S\ George 8 th May 1687. 

Having notice of Severall English men gone aboard your Ship George, more Ooppy of 
then those permitted you in our Pass Viz* John Tyler, Wi]l m Brooke, Peter Russell, Said ordei * 
Robert Tyler, what are aboard you more then these, you are hereby order'd to send 
ashoar, & to carry no other English men with you this voyage, then abovemen- 
tion'd, as you will answer itt att your perrill. 

By order of Councill. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

William Gyffoed Esq 11 President & Govern 11 Munday 

M R Elihtj Yale M r Thomas Lucas 9. 

M R John Nioks M b John Gbay 

M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M e John Cheney. 

• The Letters &c a papers rec a p the Royall James, were read & considered, Letters &c p 
& by reason the Curtana was before the receipt thereof, order'd to proceed for p e ° r y u a 8 ed Jame " 
Mergeu, & all things in a readiness for that designe, Ttt is thought absolutly Curtana to 
necessary, for the R* Hon ble Comp as advantage, that she proceed as intended, m™^. 10 
though itt Seems in the Said Generall from their Hon rs to have the mannagement 
of that affair, referred to the Generall &c a att Surat, which they cannot do att this 
Season, which makes us unwilling to loose any present advantage, besides Some 
particular orders which encourage to itt. 

Order'd that the Royall James be unladen, & that the Olibanum, and Sapan RoyaU James 
Wood, & Perpetuanos of propper coulors for China, be traverst aboard the Ship S f . aenf 6 Goods 
George, now bound for Emoy, in conformity to the R* Hon ble Comp as orders, in tobetraverat 
Sending upon their Hon rs ace* £ 2000 upon any probable good designe, which wee f ° r Em ° y * 
esteem this to bee, but cannot spare Dollars, to compleat that Snmme. 

Order'd that the Dollars from the Royall James, be disposed of, all but Dollars to be 
Dollars 1700 for Coodaloor, & Dollars 166 5$ for Conimeer, which we order to be CftftSS 
Sent to those Factorys overland, to supply their urgent occations, according to & Coni - 
their advices. 
17 



66 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[9th.] 



Paragraph 
concerning 
the .lows &ca. 
to be read to 
thetn. 
Mr Rodri- 
gues to have a 
coppy of itt 
if he desires 
itt. 

Sea Custom- 
ers acct 
for April!. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1687. 

The Paragraph in the R* Hon bl ° Comp as Generall of the 9 th June last, con- 
cerning the Jews & others carrying mony up to the Mines, is order'd to bee read 
to M r Rodrigues (M r Paiva & M r do Porto being absent) and that hee have a 
coppy thereof if he desires itt, & that those here be Sent for to the Councill and 
discoursed thereon. 



The Sea Customer M r John Nicks his Book of Acco* 
read and past as followeth. 



for the month of Aprill 



Sea Custome 
Anchoridge 
Curtain Godown rents 
Register houses &c a 



Pag 184: 24: 12 

„ 37 : 18 : 38 

6 : — :— : 

„ 10:03:—: 



P 238 : 08 : 75 



Pago 1000 to 
be paid Mr 
Wavell. 
Loss upon 
the Mace if 
coyned into 



Concerning 
the order to 
Tyler * 
Brooke & 
their answer 



Order'd that Pag 1000 bee paid M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to 
defray the Charges Garrison &c a . 

M r Nathaniell Bigginson Mintmaster informing us, that fanams growing 
cheaper, itt will bee a loss of half a fanam upon a Pagoda, to the R* Hon ble Comp"* 
if the Mace bee Coyned into Said mony, as order'd the 5th Instant, Itt is there- 
fore now order'd that they bee Sold for the R* Hon ble Comp as most advantage, 
Mace order'd since by reason of their low Mat, making them into Pagodas will bee a greater 

to bee Sonld. ^ 

Generall to A Generall to Coodaloor dated this day read and past. 

Coodaloor. 

The Secretary having this morning rec d an answer from John Tyler, & 
William Brooke, (as enter'd next after this Consultation), to the order sent to them 
last night, itt was read in Councill, but the said order being sufficient upon that 
accompt, itt is not thought convenient att present, to Send any other order 
to them, the former being att their own perrill, if they did not send all the 
Englishmen ashoar, that they had aboard, not mentioned in their Pass, And 
whereas in their Said answer they would excuse themselves, by saying that John 
Tyler, asked tho Secretary, if itt was requisite to put any passengers into the Pass, 
the Secretary to clear himself offers to depose upon Oath, that Said Tyler, Brooke, 
nor any other person did ever mention any Such thing, to him, nor is itt likely 
they should, they & all the Englishmen, going aboard from Ships in the Road, 
the former without taking leave of the President, & the latter without the 
knowledge of the President and Councill. 

William Gvffokd. . 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 
' John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J §: Cheney. 
John Stables Sec r> . 



Coppy ot 
Tyler & 
Brookes 
answer. 



M r John Stables 



Madras road 8 th May 168; 



S* 



Att the receiving of my Pass you may please to remember, that I gave you 
an accompt of what Englishmen was belonging to the Ship, which is as" is men- 
toned in the Pass, but I asked you, whether itt was requisite to put any passen- 
gers into the Pass or no, your answer to me was, you only took nottice, of what 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 67 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 168? 



_1.J-L.10 lMUllililg V^J-iJ ^^ iii& l.-.-.^ N-.-----.j_. v^v^- & -_., ---.v-^ J.---. & v_----.^, v-_, -_-__-.v^.. & »it,V " «"" 

Tyler & William Brooke, had not complied with, our order sent them the 8 th Instant, 
the President & Councill writ an order, to Cap' John Wetwang Commander of the 



[9th.] 

people belongs to the Ship, therefore thought it* no trespass to carry any 
passengers, but as for any men that realy are in pay, or any of the Ships Seamen, 
I have not one, but what is mention'd in my Pass, So S l I hope this may bee 
Satisfactory, with all due respects to his Hon" &c a Gentlemen, with the Same to 
yourself I rest and remaine S r 

Your humble Servant 
John Tylb-E. 
William Brooke. 

Q 

Sloop James Henry Wheedon Master, arrived from Coodaloor & Conimeer sioop James 
& brought a Generall from the former dated the 4 th Instant, & from the latter l l °™£ ooda ~ 
dated the 7 th Ins* with Ihvoyce & Bill of Lading for goods shipt aboard from conimeer 
that Factory. L^We 

This evening late the President & Councill being att Cap' Fifett's buriall concerning ' 
understood (and not before then) who those passengers were, that are gone aboard the En b glis |j 
the George Viz' John Faulkingham Supracargo of Ship Loyall Captaine Tyieif& 
Ijichard Atkins part owner of Said Ship Edward Cornwell and Wiman Cliff Brooke - 
passengers that came out of England on d t0 but the night comeing on, & the Land 
'winds Sett in, wee could not but judge, that the said Ship had weighed, & was gone, 
therefore thought itt invaine to Send off this night, though exceedingly troubled, 
that the Said forementioned persons, had run away in that manner, judging itt 
must bee a design'd thing before they came out of England. 

This morning early Seing the Ship George, not yet gone, & finding that John Tyler & 

"-ooke still 
._ the Eoad. 
the Order to 

Boyall James, to go in his Boat well mann'd and arm'd, to fetch the passengers & ^twl^to 
said John Tyler & William Brooke ashoar to answer their contempt, of his Majesty go aboard 
the King of Englands, Royall Proclamation, & the R* Hon ble Comp aa orders, as here them - 
after enter'd. 

Coppy of tlis 

To Cap' John Wetwang order" to 

Comd r of Ship Royall James. wTtwlng" 

Whereas there are Severall of his Majesties Subjects (besides what are men- 
tion'd in their Pass) gone on board the Ship George, belonging to M 1 ' John Tyler, 
whereof is Master William Brooke, with an intention (as wee hear) to go upon 
her to Siam, contrary to his Majesties Proclamation, or any knowledge or consent of 
ours, Wee do hereby order & require you in his Said Maj ties & his R' Hon b,e East 
India Comp a . s name, immediatly to go in your Boat, aboard Said Ship, with twelve of 
your Ships Company, well armed, & bring. the Said Englishmen, by name, John 
Faulkingham, Richard Atkins, Edward Cornwell, Wiman Clyff, as also the said 
John Tyler & William Brooke ashoar,to answer their contempt of his Said Majestys 
Proclamation, & the R 4 Hon bIf ' Clomp"" orders, & this shall be your sufficient warrant 
for So doing, Dated in FortS 1 George the Tenth' day of May One Thousand Six 
hundred Eighty & Seven. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Thomas Lucas. . 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Thomas Wavell. 

Katii. Higginson. 

John Cheney. 



68 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[10th.] 

Tyler A 

Brooke Sett 
Saile. 

A woift put 
out & a Gun 
Shotted, 
fired to call 
them to an 
Anohor. They 
take no 
notice of the 
Signe. 

Order to Capt 
Weltden 
about them. 
Coppy of the 
order to Capt. 
Anthony 
Weltden. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1687. 

But. Cap* Wetwang being aboard bis Ship, and before the Said order could go 
off to him, the said Ship George weighed and Sett Sayle, & upon loosing her 
Topsail, wee put out a weift, and fired a Gun shotted, to command him to come to 
an Anchor againe, of which he took no notice, but made all the Saile he could away, 
without saluting the ffort, therefore wee inimediatly, gave Cap* Weltden an Order 
(as next enterd after this Diary) to repair aboard his Ship, & use the utmost of his 
endeavours to bring the said Ship George againe into this Road, & secure the 
persons aboard till further order. 

To Cap* Anthony "Weltden 
Com der of Ship Curtana. 

Wee do hereby order you immediatly upon receipt hereof to repair aboard your 
Ship, weigh Anchor, & setting saile, use the utmost of your endeavours, to bring 
into this Road, the Ship George, belonging to M 1 ' John Tyler, whereof William 
Brooke is Master, lately sett Sayle out of this Road, and is now in Sight, & when 
you have So done, Secure her, permitting no person to Stir out of her, till further 
order, & this stall bee your Sufficient warrant for So doing Dated in Fort S* 
George the 10 th of May 1687. 

William Gyfford. 

Elibu Tale. 

Thomas Lucas. 

John JNicks. 

John Geat. 

Thomas Wavell. 

Nath. Higginson. 

John Cheney. 



10. 

Ship CnrtanE 
Sailed after 
Tyler & 
Book [sic]. 
Packett for 
Bengali. 



11. 

Generalls 
read & 
approved 



11. 

Padre Zenone 

died. 

12. 

GentneLetten 

reoeived 

abo^t the 

rent mony. 



This evening the Curtana Cap* Anthony Weltden Commander, Sett Saile 
according to his orders, to endeavour to bring in the George, though she was got a 
great way to Sea, & some bowers out of sight. 

Ca,p* John Wetwang Commander of the Royall James, delivers a Packett from 
the R* Hon ble Comp a to the Bay of Bengali, which is not to bee opened till the 
Councill meet. 

Generalls to M r John Gladman &c !l Councill att Emoy, to M 1 ' Hatsill Cap 
Henry White, Cap* Edward Inglish, & the rest of the Supracargoes for particurla 
trade on the Ships S* George & Moulsford, dated this day approved and Signed, 
Said Letters are concerning an adventure of the R* Hon ble Comp as laden aboard the 
Ship S* George for Emoy. 

This evening died Padre Zenone, one of the old French Padres, aged 85 
years, enterred in their Church. 

This morning rec d a Letter from Passanore Vincaty Putty Sallascar of this 
3 Country from Madana Anta Pontolo Tarrnfdar attConjeveron, & from Jago Vish- 
venado Pontolo, Governour of Pullymellee, about sending up the last & this years 
rent mony. 



Thursday 
12. 



Att 



Consultation 
Present 



William Gyfford 
M K Elihu Yale 
M E John Nioks 
M E Thomas Wavell 
M R 



Em" 



President & Goveen r 

M R Thomas Lucas 

M» 

M B Nath Higginson 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 69 



-FOB.T ST- GEORGE, MAY 1687. [12th.] 

The Presidents Cash Book for the mouth of Aprill was read and past the 
Ballance being .... Pag 1136 : 20: 1. Cash Acot 

° ° for Aprill. 

The Warehouse day Book of Accompts for the month of Aprill was read and Warehouse 

■nn«T, acot for 

P aSt - Aprill. 

Order'd that the Packett from the R* Hon ble Comp a for Bengali, deliver'd by Jj^|*j for 
Cap' John Wetwang the 10 th Instant, be opened, to see if there be any orders there- opened. 
in, for us to take notice of, or advices concerning the Bay, which att present may 
bee very necessary for us to know, which was done accordingly, & the Letter was 
dated 15 th October 1685. 

Having advices from Conjeveron that Passanore Vincaty Putty the Sallascar, Rent mony 
is reestablish' t in his place, & receiving another Letter from him about the Rent t0 ' - ni 
mony, we cannot deny the Sending itt, having formerly received the King -of 
Gulcondah's Phirmaund to pay itt to him. 

Order'd that Factors provissions be Sent to Coodaloor overland and that what Factors pro . 
Amunition they write for, be Sent them p Ship Trevicane. visions & 

amunition 

to be sent t( 

Coodaloor. 



up. 



Generalls to Coodaloor & Conimeer dated this day read and past. 



Genlls to 
Coodaloor • 



There being many inconveniencies & obstructions to business, by people's ord™oon- 
going aboard the Ships att pleasure, Itt is order'd that no one what So ever, in- ceming 
habitant or belonging to this place, do presume to go off shoar without leave in aboard S fhipf 
writing from the Hon Dlp Governour, or the Worp 11 Deputy Governour, or the next 
of Councill in their absence, upon penalty of Fifty Pagodas for the first offence, 
one half whereof to the R' Hon ble Company, a quarter to the informer, & a quarter 
to the poor, & for a Second offence such other punishment, as the President 
& Councill, shall think fitt to inflict for contempt of this their order, & that all 
people belonging to the Ships, in the Road, must apply themselves to the Customer 
for Boats, who is to appoint them & no other, And that the Secretary do coppy 
out this order, & Signe itt, & Sett itt up att the Fort gate, Sea gate, & Choultry 
gate, that all persons may take notice thereof. 

There being some Goa Arrack arrived & extreamly wanting itt for use of this Goa Arraok 
Garrison, Itt is order'd that 12 hogsheads be bought att Pag 18 p hogshead, that t°°e bought. 
being the lowest price, which though itt bee dear, yet wee are forced to buy itt, 
not knowing when any more may come, itt being reported that the English Ships 
that touch't att Goa, had bought up the Major part of what was there. 

William Gyffoed. 
, Blihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Geat. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Jn : Cheney. 
John Stables Sec r 

This evening Dollars 1665^ was sent to Conimeer & Dollarsl700 with Factors 12 - 
provissions was sent to Coodaloor overland p Peons. eentTo 8 Coo- 

daloor and 

Conimeer. 

Ship S* George Cap' Henry White Command 1, Sailed for Emoy in China. 13. 

Ship 

St. George 
Sailed for 
Emoy. 

18 



70 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13th.] 



Letters to 
VincatyPutty 



14. 

Genii from 
Conimeer 
desiring leave 
f r Mr Will- 
oox to come 
hither. 
Genii to 
Conimeer 
giving him 
leave. 

Letter to the 
Vizagapa 
Merchants. 

Ship Callicut 
Merchant 
arrived from 
Callicut. 
Narrative of 
abuses to 
Said Callicut 
Mercht by 
two Danee 
men of warr. 

Two Portu- 
gnes Ships 
from Goa. 

16. 

Paragraph 
read to Mr. 
Rodrigues. 



-PORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 168? 



Letters from the President to Passariore Vincaty Putty, Sallascar of the 
Carnatta Country, to Madana Anta Pontolo Tarrufdar att Oonjeveron, & to Jago 
Vishvenada Pontolo, Governour of Pullymellee, approved & signed, & sent with 
Pag 2400 for two years rent mony, due the beginning of next month, to Passanore 
Vincaty Putty, by the same persons as order'd the 2 a Ins' to bring his receipt for 
the Same. 

Eec d a Generall from Conimeer dated 12 th Ins* advising of M 1 ' Willcox his illness, 
& desiring leave for him to come to the Fort for the recovery of his health. 



Generall to Conimeer giving M r Willcox leave to come hither for his health, & 
a Letter from the President, to the Vizagapatam Merchants, ordring them to come 
hither, both dated this day, approved and Signed. 



Ship Callicut Merchant Thomas Dobson Master; arrived from Callicutt, with 
Rice & Pepper, by which Ship the President rec d a Letter from M r Mitchell Chief ef 
that Factory, wherein was inclosed a narrative, of the abuses that two Danes men 
of warr, did to said Ship Callicut Merchant in a former voyage, enter'd in our 
Coppy Book of Letters received. 



Ship S to Cruise Augustin de Carvalia Master, and Ship Nossa Senora de Rosia, 
Jacomme Fersera, Master arrived here, both from Goa, with a large quantity of 
Goa Arrack. 

This morning the President according to Consultation of the 9 th Instant, read 
to M r Bartholomew Rodrigues the Paragraph in the R e Hon ble Comp as Generall of 
the 9 th of June 1686 concerning him &c a forbidding their going to the Mines. 



Att a Consultation 



MUNDAY 

16. 



Mint Accott 
for Aprill. 



Oapt Eldred 
disconra'd 
about the 
English men 



Present 

William Gyfford Esq k President & Govern 11 
M R Blihu Yale M b Thomas Lucas 

M R John Nicks M* John Gbat 

M K Thomas Wavell M« Nath Higgtnson 
M R John Cheney. 
M r Nathaniell Higginson read his Accompts of the Mint for the month of Aprill, 
which was past as followeth. 

Rec d for Mintage duties upon particular persons 

Goldcoyned Pag 45995 att \ p Q' .„ P. 229 : 35 : 3 
For Cash Veece 164^- att 1 fanam p 

Veece " 4:20:3 

The R l Hon ble Comp as Gold being part 
of three bulces from Acheen p 

oz. 

Loyall Adventure, poiz 186 produced 

nett ,. ... 1646:33:3 

Having great reason to think that Cap' Francis Eldred Commander of the 
Loyall Captaine, was privy to the running away of those formerly mention'd, gone 
aboard Ship George, suspected to go from Acheen to Mergeu or Siam, being they 
were such eminent persons, belonging to his Ship, therefore wee sent for him this 
morning to examine him strictly about the premises, (though wee had' some dayes 
before, advised the Judge of the Admiralty Court there to, & to take the Captain's 
Oath thereon) and charge him with the concealment thereof,, which accordingly 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 71 

fort st. george; hay 1687. [le™.] 

wee did & told him that wee thought, itt was design'd in England, but wee could get hi swer 
nothing more from him, then, that he was no informer, wee also charged him of thereto that 
permitting to bee carried from his Ship, Sayles, Anchors, Cables, Guns &c a to the j^J^," 
Ship George, William Brooke Master, & John Tyler Owner, which we suspect are charged wth 

permitting 
Sails &ca to 
be carried 

for the King of Siam, & sent out of England to that purpose, & that the Said Ship ship! ™ 



i answer 



thereto. 



George, had hoye overboard, Thirty Ton of Salt, to take them in, as wee are in- 
formed Since her departure, to which he answered that hee did not know of So 
great a quantity aboard his Ship, of Amunition, & furniture for Shipping, which 
implies he knew of Something, but would not confess how much, upon which he 
was order'd to withdraw, when wee considered what to do in this case, & had itt 
not been, for the R* Hon ble Comp as orders, to encourage, & assist all such free 
Ships, that comes upon the ace' as he doe's, and that their Hon r9 had order'd Said Consider 
Ship to go down into the Bay, upon the grand designe there, & that in prosecution *tTa" 
of the Said designe, the Agent &c a Councill have writ us earnestly to Send them n ''. s ° c »": seiJ 
what Ships wee can, they having Proclamed Warr with the Mogull, & his Subjects, witllhim - 
wee Say had itt not been for these reasons, wee should have immediatly taken his 
Commission from him & discharged him the R' Hon ble Comp as Service, however 'tis ship Loyaii 
agreed to send him to the Bay, & advise them of the great & treacherous fault hee Ca P taine 
ha's committed in these premention'd actions, & order them, that if they have not the Ba^* *° 
very great occation for his Ship, that they should so soon as they could conve- to advise 
niently after his arrival! there, take his Commission from him, & discharge him the wCe°w 
R' Hon ble Comp^ Service, having betrayed his trust Viz' in not informing us of the nes8 & order 
Said persons leaving his Ship, & going "for Mergen or Siam, (as wee fear) and per- ^° cermns 
mitting Contraband goods to bee sent from his Ship aboard said Ship George, which 
wee have reason to beleive are designed to be sent to Mergen or Siam from Acheen, 
by Some of their Junks. 

Having rec d the Commissary of Trincombar's answer to what wrote him concern- Concerning 
ing the English men there, whereby wee understand, that there is 8 of them, & that "f 11 
be would send them, as wee Should think convenient, Itt is therefore order'd that Trinoombar. 
the President write a Letter to them, promising not to punish them, but give them 
imployment, to incourage them to come, having great occation for them, and that 
money bee Sent to defray their expences, or to write to the Commissary to do itt, & 
to repay him here. 

M r James Johnson Assay Master, having desired a coppy of the paper delivered |° pp ? ?> ^ 
in by M r Higginson concerning the Mint, the 14 th of last month Itt is order'd to bee wpSrfSa 
given him. Mint to be 

B given Mr 

Johnson. 
Genii &ca. to 
Vizagapatam. 

Generall to Vizagapatam & a Form of a Summons to call some English freemen 
from thence, dated this day, to be sent by the Loyall Captain, which is order'd to 
call there, to deliver itt, that being the Safest conveyance, which was read and past, co PPy of the 

The Narrative rec a from Callicut of the Two Danes men of Warr's abuses to from CalIi J ,lt 
theCallicut Merch' was read, & order'd that a Coppy be sent to the R< Hon ble meS* 
Comp a and translate in Portugues to the Commissary of Trincombar, demanding Comra - 
Satisfaction for the Same. S "!' to 



Having occation for more Goa Arrack to supply this Garrison & the Factorys, Goa Arrack 
Itt is order d that len Butts be bought, att fourteen Pagodas p Butt, that being tobe bou s ht - 
the lowest price, there being now store come upon two Portugues ships, that bad 



72 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, MAY 1687, 



bought itt up the last year, but lost their passage hither, having also news, that 
Arrack is Scarce and dear att Goa. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson 



John Staples Sec r 



Jn : Cheney. 



This evening the Curtana Cap* Anthony Weltden Commander after Six dayes 
absence, came back, not having met with the Ship George, he went in pursuit of, 
& therefore for the R' Hon ble Comp as and our satisfaction he is to give in an ace* 
of his daily sailing during said time, though itt seemes itt proved so haizy att Sea, 
they could not see two Leagues, but we shall take order, that she shall not escape? 
so, but hope to find her in Acheen Road. ■ 

Ship Trevicane John Strangwayes Master, Sailed hence for Portonovo. 



Rec a a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 14 th Instant, with two Letters from 
Thomas Bowrey Viz* One to M r Davis &c a Councill & the other to M r Davis,, 
giving an accompt of the ill usage he rec d from the Avaldar, dated in Portonovo 
the 14 th Currant. 

Ship Cezar Joseph Wale Master arrived here from Surat, & brought two> 
Packetts from thence, containing Two Generalls from Surat to Fort S* George,, 
dated 18 th March 168}, Coppy ditto Generalls of the 16 th & 22 th ffebru ry last, M r 
John Watsall Chief of Carwarr his Ace 4 of what disbursed by M r Harbin att 
Carwarr on ace* of the two Boys & a Cow killed, The Generalls addresses to the- 
Governour of Surat, dated 27 th ffebruary last, Coppy of his Majesties Charter, Also 
a Packet from the R' Hon 1 '' 6 Comp a which they rec d pthe Tonqueen Merchant, con- 
taining a Letter from M r Robert Blackborne, with Coppy of his Majesties Charter, 
& Lists of the Governour, Deputy & 24 Committees for Anno 1686. 

Sloop Dreadnaught Robert Masfen Master, arrived from Portonovo & brings a 



Generall from Coodaloor dated 18 th Instant, with Sloop James ace' of disburst- 
ments, & her Ace* Currant, as also Christopher Willson's Attestation of the want in 
Packing Stuff, Sent them p Sloop James. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyfford Bsq b President & Govern" 
M R Elihd Yale M r 

M E John Nicks M B John Gray 

M» Thomas Wavell Mr Nath Higginson 

M R John Cheney. 

The Storekeeper M r John Cheney his accompt of Stores bought, Sold & expend- 
ed for the month of Aprill read and past. 

Order'd that Pag" 1000 bee paid M" Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to> 
defray Charges Garrison &c\ 

Order'd that Armiger Gostlin be Master of Sloop James, he being a much 
abler, & soberer man, then Henry Whedon the present master. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 73 



.,1.-1 ;■ 



months ad- 
vance mony, 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1687. [19th.] 

Order'd that 40 or 50 Tonns of Chaulk be laden aboard the Loyall Cap' for Chauik to be 
Bengali, they having desired necessarys for building ffortifications. Bengali. 

There being twenty Six Souldiers appointed to goon the Curtana on the designe wfthc£pt 
for Mergeu, Itt is order'd that the Captain lay in provissions for them, and that Weitdenfor 
Nine pence a day each man bee allowed him for itt which he cannot do cheaper, souldiers! 
by reason of the Scarcity, and dearness of all sorts of Food, and that Pag Two 
hundred bee advanced to him on said Accompt. Itt is also order'd that the steward to 
Steward lay in provissions for the fifteen Souldiers that are to go upon the 
Sloop James, and all the Souldiers that go upon the Said Curtana & Sloop to 
have three months advance, to provide themselves with Cloths &c a necessarys. sonwierTto 

William Gyffokd. haT6 , ; 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J! Cheney. 
John Stables Sec" 7 . 

' Eec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 17 th Instant, with coppy of severall 1Q 

Letters they received from the Chief &c a Councill att Coodaloor and of their GenU &ca> 
answers thereto. from Coni- 

Generalls to Tonqueen to be Sent to Portonovo to go by Ship Boa Vista, to 21 
Coodaloor and to Conimeer all dated this day approved & Signed. Generaiis 

read & past. 

Rec a a Letter to the President from Passanore Vincaty Putty Sallascar of ^f'^'fthe 9 " 
this Country, with a receipt for Pag 2400 being for two years Rent money due Kent mony 
the beginning of next month, &a Letter from MadanaAnta Pontolo Tarrufdar att * r0 ™ vinca *y 

.60 Putty. 

Conjeveron. Letter from 

Mad ana Anta 
Pontolo. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated 18 th Instant returning the Peons that _ 
carried them the Silver. coodaloor. 

Letters from the President to Passanore Vincaty Putty & to Madana Anta vfncatv Pnttv 
Pontolo dated this day, approved and Signed. *°»- 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

William Gyfford Esq e President and Govern" 23. 

M E Elihd Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M e 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M a John Cheney. 

In regard that the Curtana, could not reach the George, which she went in Letter to bee 
pursuit of, Itt is order'd that a Letter bee writ to John Tyler & Will™ Brooke the writ to Tyler 
owner & Master of Said Ship ait Acheen, to Signifie to them their disobeying of be^fnTby^the 
his Majesties Proclamation, & the R' Eon ble Comp as orders, as also their contempt Delight Frigt 
to this Government, (as before enter'dj Protesting against them for the Same, Coppy nnpficate'by 
whereof is enter'd next after this Consultation, & that Said Letter bee sent by the theCm-tana 
Delight Frigat Cap' Robert Mellish Commander to Acheen, & duplicate by the t0 Mergeu ' 
Curtana, Cap f Anthony Weltden Commander to Mergen, & considering what Partiouiar 
Tyler, Brooke & the four Passengers on Said Ship George have done, Itt is agreed orders to be 
to give Cap 1 Weltden further orders, in particular concerning them, that not- wIita.en P ' 
withstanding our Pass, before given for their regular trading, he Seiz upon the oone e"»ng 

° ° °' r them. 

19 



74 



Record* oj Fort St. George. 



[23rd. 



Bill given for 
P2000 

belonging to 
the Owners 
of the 
Curtana. 
Mr Johnsons 
auswer to 
Mr Higgin- 
sojis paper of 
the Mint. Mr 
Higginson to 
reply to itt. 
Slaves to be 



-FORT ST GEORGE, MAY 1687. 



lade 



the 



Royall James 
for Bengali. 



Leave given 
Padre don 
Joseph to 
goto 

Madapollam 
.on the Loyall 
Captaine . 
Generalls 
read & past. 



said Ship George & persons, att Mergeu, or -wherever hee meets with them, and 
brings them hither, att his returne, to answer their injuries and contempt. 

Capt Anthony Weltden, & M r John Farewell offering Pag n 2000 belonging to 
the Owners of Ship Curtana, for Six months att ten p Cent Intrest p Annum, Itt 
is order'd that a Bill bee given them for the Same, wee being in great want of 
money, to defray the Charges of the Garrison, & ca which was done accordingly. 

M r James Johnson Assay Master, having delivered in his answer (as enter'd 
next after this Consultation) to what M 1 ' Higginson said concerning the Mint, and 
M r Higginson desiring to have itt, to reply thereto, Itt is order'd to be delivered 
to him, for that purpose. 

Not being able here, to Supply Bengali, with Lascars, according to their desire, 
and fearing Metchlepatam & Madapollam, may procure few or none, Itt is order'd 
that what Slaves are remaining of the R* Hon ble Comp as be Shipt on board the 
Royall James, for their occations. 

Padre Don Joseph Caitano, desiring leave to go on the Loyall Captain to 
Madapollam, Itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander an order 
to receive him, his two Servants & necessarys for Said place. 

Generalls to Bengali, to the English Seamen that formerly belonged to 
the Modena, now att Trincombar, to John Strangeways Commander of Ship 
Trevicane att Portonovo to bring said Seamen hither, and a Letter from the 
President to the Commissary of Trincombar, concerning Said English Seamen, 
all dated this day read and past. 

William Gtffoed. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Luoas. 

John Nicks. 

John Geat. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 1 ' 7 . J£: Cheney. 



Ooppy of the 
Letter to 
Tyler & 
Brooke. 



To M r John Tyler & 

M r William Brooke. 

Wee fully enform'd & caution'd you when here from holding any correspon- 
dance, with the R' Hon ble English East India Comp aB declared Enemies, particu- 
larly the Mogull & his Subjects, & the King of Siam, his or any of his Servants, 
but contrary to our advice fo order, we are informed you have clandestinely, not 
only carried away severall of our English Inhabitants, without our permission or 
knowledge, & directly opposite to our order sent you from us by our Secretary, 
and after a Summons by Weift, & a Shotted Gunn just upon your ships weigh- 
ing, all which j ; ou contemptuously disobeyed, Hut have also privatly & treacher- 
ously received aboard your Ship from some Ship in our Road, severall Contra- 
band goods, & stores for the service of the King of Siam, or his Servants, Enemies 
to the Said R* Hon ble Comp" from whom you rec d your Protection & priviledge of 
trade. These are therefore to Protest against you, in the King of Englands, & 
his R' Hon bk 'East India Comp aB name, in the Summe of Forty Thousand pounds, for 
damages, they may receive thereby, besides all penalties, and punishments you 
may bee liable to, by your contempt of his Majesties Proclamation & Commis- 
sions, to prevent which, wee hereby advise, and possitivly charge & order every 
of you, to return to us all those Englishmen, not permitted in our Pass, also 
those stores & goods receiv d aboard your ship, from Ship Loyall Captain, or any 



Diarii and Consultation Book, 1687. 75 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, MAY 1687. [23rd.] 



other, otherwise wee shall Proclame, & prosecute you, as Abetters to the Comp" 3 
Enemies, & Contetnnors of our Government, Dated in Fort S l George the Three 
& Twentieth day of May One Thousand Six hundred Eighty and Seven. 

William Gyffoed. 

Elihu Yale. 

Thomas Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gra?. 

Thomas Wavell. 

ISTath. Higginson. 

John Cheney. 

In answer to a paper delivered by M 1 ' Higginson against James Johnson, 

about assaying the Gold, to the President & Councill of Fort S* George & a . johoLns ' 

answer to Mr 



Coppy of Mr. 



ppper of the 
Miut.' 



I should have thought that after the many complaints made p the R' 
H,on ble East India Comp" of the defrauds from year to year, practiced by the 
black people in the Mint of Fort S* George, none would have presumed to vindi- 
cate those ever known deceivers, of the Company, notwithstanding they have 
taken such great care to send out such proved persons, to inspect & report the 
truth of the Assayes, in order to detect those cheats, & redress those abuses, the 
R 4 Hon hle Comp" for some years past have much suffered by. 

But since M r Higginson is the person that has undertook itt, and accordingly 
has preferred a paper against mee, I shall hereby endeavour to clear myself, from 
his ignorant, & faulce accusation. 

As to the ten parcells of Gold brought in by the black people, itt was melted 
down togeather, what I reported itt to bee, I stand to, and as to the Braminees 
Gold which M 1 ' Higginson supposes would not be made worse, to cheat himself 
(though he informed mee, itt was not his, but his Hon") lett him make itt how 
hee will, Iwill stand to my report. 

As to our often disagreeing, as M r Higginson so much speaks of, I can say no 
more to then this, that according to the best of my Skill, which has been proved, 
before the R' Hon 1 ' 1 " Comp* p the best of Artists & Sworn Assay Master of the 
Kingdome of England, ( S r John Brattell) I cannot in my conscience comply to 
give itt otherwise, notwithstanding the pretended complaints of the black Mer- 
chants, taking out their (Sold to bee coyned in other Mints, whereas I know they 
are as unwilling to loose, as other people, who has been glad to stay, rather then 
bee cheated by the Minters, there being no less then three or four hundred people 
of their own families, that are wholy maintained by promt thereof. 

car. gr. cjv. 

To the Ingot of Gold of M 1 ' James Pavia, reported to be 1 — 1 — 1 worse, I 
affirm to be true, & for assaying itt afterwards, as M v Higginson speaks of, I also 
justine, lett him & the Braminee have jngled togeather as they please. 

Itt is a pretty thing for a man that pretends not to understand Assays, shall 
justine a deceitfull Braminy & yett would appear not to reflect upon my Art, 
whereas no greater reflection can bee made. 

And As to the disagreing in the Pag Matt, I cannot help itt for I can make 

oar. gr. 

itt no otherwise then what the Pag produces which 1 1 worse then Standard, 
which is ^ of a grain worse then what they say their Matt is, &, tis their faults, & 
not mine, if they make not their Pag right. 

M r Higginson is very severe in his complaint of negligence against mee, that I 
willfully omitted an Assay, of the Comp as Gold, in doing my own & others, in the 
meantime, In answer to which, the Assay of the U* Hon hle Comp* 3 was mislaid 



76 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[23rd.] 



-FORT 8 T - GEORGE. MAY 1687, 



amongst other Gold Assays, which had been Assay'd, which as soon as asked for 
was made, & as to the new parcell, & Pag Matt, know nothing of. 

My going aboard of Ship is no more then what is usuall amongst the Inhabitants 
& Companies Servants, who have business to do, therefore that complaint is as 
before ; In generall whatever Gold or Silver Assays was brought to mee was 
Assayed. 

If the Braminy [s] bad come for the Thirty Pag of Assays, in my hand, they 
might have had them, giving an accompt of them, for I never made use of them, 
nor was I so indigent to cause M r Higginson as he pretends, to keep Thirty Pag 
of mine, for Security which is very faulce. 

If your Hon 1 &c a can prove I am ignorant in the business, I came for, you ought 
to dismiss mee, if otherwise to give me incouragm*. 

May itt please your Hon r &c a I designe not in anything in this, to create and 
maintaine any difference, as many turbulent persons, might on such occation as 
this have done, but my intention is to live quietly & submissivly [sic] under my y 
Superiors, & to follow the-great imploy our R' Hon ble Masters have intrusted me 
with, with all the Zeale and dilligenoe imaginable, But your Hon r &c a must pardon 
mee, if my conscience will not suffer me to comply with the cheats the Braminy, 
and Minters would as they have formerly done, put upon the R' Hon We Comp a as 
well as upon particular persons, which have been the only occation of detarding 
the Gold in the Mint, and I humbly conceive that I signifie nothing here if my 
opinion & report be not beleived before theirs, So hoping your Hon r &c a will take 
in good sen ce, what I have written in my own Justification, I begg leave to 
Subscribe 

Fort S' George Your Hon™ &c a most humble 

May 23 th 1687. and obedient servant 

James Johnson. 



Frigt from 
England. 



23 This evening M r John Willcox arrived here from (Jonimeer, having had leave 

Mr'wuicox to come, for the recovery of his health. 

came hither 
for Mb 
health. 

5riJft*for Shi P Deli g ht Fri g at Ca P' Robert Mellish Comm dr sailed for Acheen. 

Aoheen. 

25. 

Burneo g^p Burneo Merchant Thomas Bowrey Master arrived from Portonovo. 

Meroht from r J 

Portonovo. 

Pearle Frigat Cap 4 James Perriman Commander arrived from England after 
"lis safety. 

Att a Consdltation 
Present 

William Gyfford Esq" President & Governour 

M R Elihu Yale Mr Thomas Lucas 

M a John .Nicks M r John Gray 

M a Thomas Wavell M 14 Nath Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 
Order to Cap' Anthony Weltden Commander of the Curtaua, concerning Tyler, 
Brooke &c a and Sloop James her dispatch to attend the Curtaua, not dated, as 
also Ship Loyall Captains dispatch to Metchlepatam Madapollam, Vizagapatam 
& Bengali, & Generall to Metchlepatam & Madapollam, dated this day read & 
past & the Loyall Captains dispatch delivered to the Commander, Cap* Francis 
Eldred. 



Thursday 
26. 

Order, Dis- 
patohes & 
Generlls 
read and paBt, 
Loyall Capts 
dispatch 
delivered. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 16S7. 77 



FORT S?- GEORGE, MAY 1687. [26th.] 

Order'd that Pag 500 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to psootobe 
defray Charges Garrison &c a . ^; 

Order'd that the Pearle Frigat be unladen, & in regard the Sloop James is in Pe ^ le Frigt 
want of some small Guns, Itt is order'd that four be traverst aboard her from den. 
the Pearle, & Cap 4 Perriman having acquainted us, of his meeting with a Pirat, Four Guns to 

from her to 
Sloop James. 
Capt Perri- 
man to gi-se 
an acct of 
the Pirat he 
met with 

that he give us a particular accompt thereof in writing, as also a Journall of his hisVo°nraaii° 
voyage, itt being so extraordinary long, that we may judge how the delay happened. L . eave 

John Lucas a Dutch Pilot who formerly served some of the English upon this John Lucas 
Coast, now making his request to go into the Bay, upon the Loyall Capt ne to serve LoyaU Capt 
the K.' Hon 016 Comp a there, & may bee very serviceable to them, they haveing desired to Bengali. 
us to send them what men wee can, Itt is therefore order'd that the Secretary do 
give the Capt ne an order to receive him & his necessarvs. 

William Gyfeord. 

Eli ho Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 

John Stables Sec ry . Jn : Cheney. 

Rec d a Gen" from Surat directed to the President & M r Yale dated the 17 th 26 
Aprill last, which came p a French Ship to Pullicherry, & thence sent hither. from'surat. 

This morning the Loyall Captaine, Capt ne Francis Eldred Commander, Sailed 29. 
for the Northern ffactorys & Bengali, And the Expectation Mathew Dallonson LoyaUCapt 

■»/rj_o-iij?An Sailed for 

Master Sailed tor Acheen. Bengali. 

Att a Consultation Expectation 

Sailed for 

Present Acheen - 

William Gyfeord [Esq*] President & Governour 
M b Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 30 

M E John Nioks M r John Grat 

M R Thomas Wavell M> Nath Higginson 

» M R John Cheney. 

The Paymaster Generall M r Thomas Wavell his 
month of Aprill read and past as folioweth. 

Charges Garrison ... ... Pag' 

Charges Generall 

Charges Diett 

Charges Extraordinary 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise 

Accompt Fortifications & repairs 

By three men dispatched for Bengali 

being one months, advance ... ,, 7 : 21 : — 

By an omission in Charges Generall 

of March accompt ... „ 5: — : — 



UN DAY 



3ook 
804: 


of 1 
15 


IcCOmpts for the Paymasters 
Acots for 
Aprill 

00 


625 


05 


00 


403 


31 


30 


75 


08 


21 


83 


03 


— 


39 


09 


— . 


456: 


02 


— 



P 2499 : 25 : 51 
20 



[30th.] 

Land Custo- 
mers acot for 
Aprill. 



78 Records of Fort St. George. 


FORT ST. GEORGJS, MAY 1687. 

The Land Customer M r John Gray his Book of Accompts for the month of 
Aprill read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome P 8 : 09 : 82 : 

Petty Land or Choultry Customes „ 43: 15: 56: 

Measurers duty „ 49: 16: 25: 

Paddy Toll att the Banksall ... „ 23 : 29 : 03 : 
"Weighers duty ... ... ... ,, . — : 17 : 80 : 


P 


185: 16: 51: 



Freight of 
good p the 
Shrewsbury 
to be taken. 



P 50 to be 
paid the 
Washers. 



Leave given 
Hugh Cook 
to go to 
Bengali. 



M r Samuell Barron not being yet arrived here from China, (though wee are 
informed he was att Mallacca) & there being many things laden by him aboard 
the Shrewsbury att Emoy, & now in the Godown, Itt is ordered that M r Lucas & 
M r Cheney do vallue the Lacker'd & China ware, & Small things, of which the 
freight to be taken in mohy, & what elce of quantity the freight to bee taken in 
Spetie. 

In regard of M r Troughtons illness & not having been able to look after the 
Stewards business of some time, Itt is order'd that M r Stubbs do supply that place 
from the first of next month. 

Order'd that Pag 50 be paid Narso &c a Washers on accompt of Washing & 
Cureing the R' Hon 1116 Comp aa Callicoes. 

Not knowing what occation Sloop James may have for necessarys, in this voy- 
age to Mergen, [sic] Itt is order'd that Cap' Weltden do supply her, & that upon 
producing the Masters receipt for the particulars rec d he shall be allow'd what is 
reasonable for the Same. 

Hugh Cook a Souldier of this Garrison having made his Petition (as enter'd 
next after this Consultation) to go into the Bay upon the first ship, Itt is order'd' 
that the Secretary do give the Commander an order to receive him, and his 
necessarys. 

William Gtfford. 

Blihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nioks. 

John Geat. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J£: Cheney. 
John Stables Sec VT , 



Coppy Hugh 
Cooks Peti- 
tion. 



Fort S 4 - George, 27 th May 1687. 



To the R< Hon 1 " 6 William Gyfford Esq 1 '- 
President & Governour for affairs of 
the R' Hon We English East India Comp a 
of Fort S l George, Bay Bengali &c a . 



The humble Petition of Hugh Cooke 
Shewetk 

That your Petitioners brother Thomas Cooke dying in Bengali, did by his 
last will & Testament, in writing make your Petioner [sic] Hugh Cook his whole & 
Solo Executor, leaving M r Trenchfeild in Bengali, his Overseer, to take care of his 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



79 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1687. 

is all recovered to remitt itt to your Petitioner, bis 



estate, & as soon as itt 
brother & Executor. 

Your Petitioner therefore most humbly prays, your Hon r will please to give 
him bbe liberty of taking his passage on the Loyall Captain Cap* Francis Bldrecl 
Commander to Bengali, to make demands & recover his Said brothers estate as 
aforesaid. And your Petitioner as in duty bound 

shall ever pray &c a . 



[30th.] 



Cap' Weltdens dispatch & Instructions for Mergen, his order concerning 31. 
Tyler, Brooke &c tt And Sloop James dispatch to attend her formerly read in Dispatches & 
Councill, And Cap* Weltdens order to Supply Sloop James with necessarys 
approved & signed, and all dated this day and delivered. Generaiifrom 

Rec d a Genei'all from Coodaloor dated 27 th Instant. T p 

Rec d a Generall from Pettepollee dated 5 th of last month, which was so long Generaiifrom 
in coming, by reason the Peons came with the horse belonging to that Factory, Pe "epoHee. 
sent hither. 

Cap* Weltden delivers his Journall of his Sailing after Tyler & Brooke which Ca P t. Weit- 
is» enter'd in the Coppy book of Letters received. journaii. 

• Att a Consultation 



Present 

William Gypford Esq* President & Governour Thursday 

M* Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 2 - 

M a John Nioks M r 

M E Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M K John Cheney. 

M r Yale read his Journall of the Generall Books of Accompts for the month Journaii for 
of Aprill which was past in Councill. Apri11 read ' 

Cap* Weltden having offered an Organ to Sale for Pag 70 which is below A ° organ 
prime cost, Itt is order'd to bee bought and paid for. bought. 

Order'd that Pag 300 be paid M r John Cheney Storekeeper Generall to p 3oo to be 
defray the expences of the R* Hon ble Comp" 8 Sloops &c 

Generall to Surat dated this day read and past. 



William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 



paid Mr. 
Cheney. 
Generall to 
Snrat. 



John Stables Sec ry 



Jn: Ce 



Ship Burneo Merchant Thomas Bowrey Master Sailed for Acheen. 2. 

fiurneo 
Meroht. for 

Generalls to Pettepollee, to Metchlepatam & to Madapollam all dated this 3 
day approved and Signed. . Genesis 

read & 
approved. 

Generall to Coodaloor dated this day approved and Signed. 4. 

Generall to 

Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated the 22 th last month. Generaiifrom 

Metchlepa- 
tam. 



80 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[4th.] 
5. 

Curtana & 
Sloop James 
sailed. 

Sloop Dread- 
naught run 
ashoar. 
Letter from 
Trincombar. 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. 

Ship Curtana & Sloop James Sailed for Mergen. 



Sloop Dreadnaught weighing Anchor the Cable broak, & she run ashoar a 
little to the Northward of this place. 

Rec d a Letter from Trincombar dated [Lacuna in the original] advising that 
the English Seamen were gone from thence, they knew not where. 



Att a Consultation 



MuNDAY 

6. 



Cash Book 
for May read. 

Sea Cus- 
tomers accts 
for May. 



Mint Acet 
for May. 
About the 
Persia 
freight. 



Boyall James 
to go to the 
Southward 
for Paddy. 



Oapt 

Perriman's 

disburst- 

ments 

perused. 

Order'd to 

bee paid. 



Present 

William Gyeford Esq* President & Govern* 
M" M E Thomas Lucas 

M E John Nicks M r 

M R Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M r John Cheney. 

The Presidents Cash Book for the month of May read and past the Ballance 
being ... ... ... ... ... Pag 806 : 20: 1. 

The Sea Customer M r John Nicks his Book of Accompts for the month of 
May read & past as followeth. 
Sea Custome 
Anchoridge of Ships 
Curtain Godown rents 
Register houses & Slaves ... 



M r Nathaniell Higginson read his Acc ts of the Mint, for Mintage duties rec d 
upon particular persons Gold coyned in the month of May Pagod* 19904 : 18 : - : 
att i p. Cent is Pag 99 : 19 : - : 

In regard of our advices from Metchlepatam concerning the Persia freight, 
to have a Ship there in September next, & not having any ship here that can 
comply with that time, except the Royall James, Wee doe resolve upon her to go, 
unless any Europe Ship, arrives in the meantime, that wee can spare, & by reason 
itt is too Soon, to send her as yet, Itfc is order'd that she go to the Southward for 
Paddy, either upon the R* Hon b,e Comp as ace' or lett out to freight. 

Cap* Perriman Commander of the Peaide Frigat, having delivered his.Accompt 
of disbursm* 8 since he came from England amoun* to Doll rs 300 the same was 
perused & they appearing very reasonable for so long time, Itt is order'd to be 
paid, & to charge the Owners of the Ship Beaufort with the same, as also with 
the Iron made use of by him for provissions amounting to Forty Dollars. 



ag° 416 


07 


71 


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- 


_ 


,. 15: 


- 


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John Stables Sec'' 



William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
J° : Cheney. 



Ship Well- 
come for 
Vizagapn. 



Ship Wellcome John Smith Master Sailed for Vizagapatam. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 



81 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. 



Ship Madras Frigat John Wallis Master, arrived from Goa with M r Tho. Yale 
& M 1 ' Bagwell, who acquaint us with the ill usage they rec cl there from the Portu- 
gues, of which they are to give in a Narrative. 

Generall to Surat, to Carwar, & a Letter from the President to the Directore 
of Pollieherry, to desire him not to permit any English, to take passage on their 
.Ships to Siain all dated this day approved & Signed. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyffokd Esq r President & Governour 
, M R Elihu Yale M" Thomas Luoas 

M B John Nicks M b John Ghat 

M R Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M r John Cheney. 

M r Higginson delivers his reply to M r Johnson's paper, which was perused, 
& is enter'd next after this Consultation. 

» Order'd that provissions bee Sent ou the Callicut Merchant to Metchlepatam, 

to Supply the E 4 Hon bIe Comp 89 Servants (from that place Madapollam & Pette- 
pollee) in their passage hither on the Loyall Adventure. 

Generalls to Metchlepatam & to Bengali dated this day read & past. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho ; Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat; Higginson. 
.John Stables Sec ry - J-^: Cheney. 



[6th.] 



Madras 
Frigat from 



7. 

Generall to 
Surat & 
Carwar & 
Letter to 
Pollioherry. 



Thursday 



Mr. Higgin- 
son's reply to 
Mr. John- 
son's paper. 

to be sent to 
Metchlepa- 
tam. 

Genlls to 
Metohlepa 
& Bengal. 



To the Hon ble President &c a Council! 

of Fort St. George. 
A Reply to M r James Johnson's paper of 24 th May. 

M r Johnson, charges me, with undertaking to vindicate the deceivers of the 
»R* Hon ble Comp a & suggests that I juggle with the Braminees, & Sae's I have pre- 
ferred against him, an ignorant & false accusation. 

If I have undertook to vindicate the deceivers of the R f Hon ble Comp a your 
Hon r &c a are Sensible that I was not very forward in itt, nor could I avoid itt for 
the Coinage being delayed, the Merchant [s] made public complaint, & your Hon 1 ' 
&c a thereupon, required raee to give you an ace* in writing, which containes 
meer matter of fact, concerning the differences between M r Johnsons & the 
Braminee's Assays, & M r Johnsons neglect of his business, which if itt doe's in 
the nature of the thing reflect upon him, I can't help itt, and do upon further 
consideration affirme, that the whole of itt (for Substance) is true. And since 
your Hon r &c a pleased to require my answer to his paper, allow mee to Say 
Something for my own vindication, as well as for making good what I have Said 
concerning him. 

I think itt appears, that my design was, neither to vindicate the Braminees, 

against M r Johnson, nor indeed to charge them with any Cheats, for I beleive (as 

every body do's) that they do cheat, & therefore cannot undertake to vindicate 

them, but must so farr confess my ignorance, that I cannot yet make any discovery 

21 



Coppy Mr. 
Higginson's 
reply to Mr. 
Johnson's 
paper. 



Records of Fort St. George, 



[9th.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. 



thereof, & therefore cannot accuse them, as I certainly would, if I could to any- 
good purpose. 

For M r Johnson to suggest, that I juggle with the Braminees, is Soe 
significant an expression, & do's so much touch my reputation, that I require 
him to render, some such aoc* of my practices, as may att least give your Hon r 
&o a reason to Suspect mee, otherwise that must pass for a meer malicious 
Suggestion. 

And since he has given mee so Scandalous a Charactar, [sic] & instead of ac- 
knowledging his gross miEcarriages, do's retort upon mee, that I have preferred 
against him, an ignorant & false accusation, & with a strange confidence do's 
affirme 

That he did Assay the R* Hon blc Comp as Gold from Acheen as Soon as 
asked for. 

That he has assayed what, was brought to him. 

That the Braminees might have had the Assay peices of Gold when ever 
they came for them. 

I will more fully explain those three particulars, & give some further 
instances, of that great zeal & diligence he pretends to. 
The story of Assaying the B* Hon b,e Comp as Gold from Acheen is thus. 
On Satterda* 9 th Aprill, I delivered Assay peices of that Gold to him & the 
Braminees. The latter's assay being finished on 11 th morning I went to 
M r Johnson for his. Hee told mee he had mislaid the Assay, which was the 
reason, why he had not done itt on Satterday, when he made other Assays, but 
would do itt on that day, & in my hearing bid his man make the fire. But 
instead of doing the business, he went aboard Ship, & I saw him not, (nor heard 
of his coming ashoar) till Thursday 14 th . Hee Sai's, I am Severe, about the mislaid 
Assay peices, No, I was well satisfied with his excuse, & had not Spoaken of 
that. But I think he deserves to be more Severely dealt with, for running away 
from the Mint, So many dayes, without acquainting any body, when hee could not 
but know, wee then waited for his Assaj- for which I suppose hee can make no 
excuse, because he has not yet pretended to any, And itt would bee no injustice, 
to make him pay the intrest of 18000 Pag (of the R* Hon ble Comp as & particular 
persons) for So many dayes; as itt was delayed coyning for want of his Essays. 
This is not the first time he has gone out of town, without acquainting any body, 
& caused the Mint to Stand Still for want of his Essays. If I am mistaken in 
the precise mention of dayes, I am Sure, I am not So much mistaken as to alter 
the case. 

Whereas he Sais in Generall, that whatever Gold was brought to him was 
Assayed, I do affirm, that of the Eight parcells of Gold from Tonqueen, assay 
peices were deliver'd to him, att the same time, as to the Braminees, That he 
did make report of Six, the other two he neglected to assay, the* be made 
Severall other assays, and was often called upon by mee for them, In the mean- 
time, the Gold was prepared by the Braminee's assay's, So as to come out a 
little better in the whole then the Tonqueen Touch, yet being unwilling to coyn 
itt without M 1 ' Johnsons assays (which I did not think safe for mee to do) I 
was very importunate with him, to make the Assays, But your Hon 1 ' &c a urgiug 
a necessity for mony, (which was then wanting for charges of the Garrison) 
I told you 'twas ready for coyning, & that itt did come up to the Tonqueen 
Touch, but I only waited for M r Johnson Assays, Your Hon 1 ' &c a replied you 
could not stay, & that the Gold must be coyned, & therefore was coined before 
M 1 ' Johnson, had assayed those two parcells, th6 there were eighteen dayes 
between the delivery of the Assay peices to him, & the coyning of the Gold, & if 
he has assayed them since, 'tis to no purpose, So that if that Gold, do's not iu the 
produce answer expectation, 'tis not my fault, & for him to Say, that what was 
brought to him, was assayed, is att best but an equivocation. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687 . 83 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. [9th.] 

As to the Assay peices of the K* Hon ble Comp as & particular persons Gold, 
which he has rec d of the Braminee, Since I have been in the Mint, The 
Braminees, & black Merchants concerned, did So frequently complain to mee, that 
I was forced to Speak very often (att least a dozen times) to M T Johnson to 
deliver them, which he still promised to do att. any time, but could not find time to 
do itt, att length he required their ace* & I have more then once from the 
Mint, sent the Connecoplee of the Mint, with the ace* to M r Johnson, but hee 
Still brought mee word, that he could neither get M r Johnson to take the ace* 
nor to deliver the Gold, Whereupon they suspected M r Johnson did intend to keep 
them, & for their Security and satisfaction, did keep in my hands Thirty Pagodas, 
out of a parcell of Gold imported by M r Johnson, which afterwards he perswaded 
the Braminee to deliver him, having given them a fair promise of delivering 
them the Assay peices, but when he had gott the mony, put them off from 
time to time. So that, Seeing nothing could prevail with him & itt being necessary, 
att the latter end of Aprill, toballance the acco** of the Mint (which I could 
not do, till the Braminees paid mee the ballance of the prod.uce of the Tonqueen 
Gold, which they detained in their hands, to the amount of the assay peices of 
that Gold) I complained to your Hon 1 ' & Councill, since which he has deliver'd 
to the Braminees as much Gold as (including allowance for wast in assay) 
am ts to Pag 27 : 02 : — & there remaines Pag 9 : 14 : 2 which the Braminees 
demand, but hee refuses to make satisfaction for. 

Att the melting of the R* Hon ble Comp as Gold from Tonqueen, the Same being 
near ready for casting off about noon, & I desired him to stay & see that the 
Gold had a true heat, which }>e understood better then I, But he told mee, he 
was invited to dinner, & upon So frivilous an sec* did goe away, & left mee to see 
the Gold cast off, Att another time, would not stay with mee, att the melting of the 
Gold, because he said 'twas my duty. 

Nor would he ever so much as one time make a compute of his own Assays, 
of the R* Hon ble Comp aa Gold, which I desired him to do, that wee might compare 
our rateings, being loath to trust to my own, But all the assistance I have had 
from him, is, that he gives mee his Assays which sometimes Sais, the Gold is so 
many grains better, or worse then sta of England, sometimes so mam r grains better 
or worse then Pag mat, & leaves itt to mee to make what use I can of them. 
Wherein I confess I have been att a loss, & do not yet know how to compare them, 
with the Braminees Assays. Because 

Hee differs from himself § of a grain in his compute of what Pag Matt is, and 
-§■ of a grain from the Braminees. Upon consideration whereof, I am apt to 
think that the differences, between his & the Braminees Assays, having usually 
been but J gr or \ gr this mistake of his in the notion of Pag Matt, may have 
partly been the occation of those differences. For he asserts (as he has often done) 

that Pag Matt is \ gr_ worse then 8-f & yet that 'tis 20 iii. Now the Pag Matt 

car gr car gr 

of 8f being equall to 20 ii a exactly, then 20 : iii must bee \ gr better then 
8f which is demonstrable, And I cannot see, how he can clear himself from a 
contradiction, otherwise then by acknowledging he mistook, & means that Pag 
matt, is -J- gr better then 8-f. 

And that is as great an absurdity. For itt is to bee taken for granted that 8f 
is as much the Matt of this Country, as 22 car the Sta of England & to determine 
the Sta or Matt of any coyn, by the triall of one peice, or two (which may bee a 
little better or worse then itt ought) is nonsence. 

But if M r Johnson has discovered the Braminees Error in Pag matt & their 
cheats, or knows any methods whereby they may be detected, or prevented, 
what do's that signify, if he keeps his detections to himself ? He being the proved 
person, sent out by the Pt* Hon ble Comp a to redress the abuses of the Braminees, 
why has he not made some demonstration, & proposall to your Hon 1 & Councill ? 



84 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[9th.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687, 



as I have often desired him, but could never get any further Satisfaction from 
him, then a meer assertion that they are mistaken, & that they do cheat, with 
promises of drawing up Proposalls, for regulation of the Mint, which he never 
performed. 

And I do suspect, as well from the occationall discourse, I have had with 
him, as from the Short answers, he gave your Hon 1 ' & Councill when before you, 
either that he has not really made any considerable discoveries of the Braminees 
practices, or keeps itt to himself, out of a discontented humor, because he has 
not had the charge of the Mint committed entirely to himself, without any check 
or controul, only rendring acc t8 of the Mint, to your Hon 1 ' & Councill, as he gives 
itt out that he has made some such contract in writing, with the B* Hon ble 
Comp a (which writing was unfortunatly lost in the passage) & thereupon ga.ve 

5000 Security in England. Whereof the B* Hon b,e Comp a taking no notice, in 
any General! to this place, and the writeing not being produceable, how can he 
expect, that the President and Councill should upon his bare word, alter the R* 
Hon ble Comp as setled order, that one of the Councill, shall have charge, & render 
accom ts of the Mint, and whilst that order continues, the person appointed there- 
unto, ought to inspect all Transactions in the Mint, as well as hee can both 
to satisfie himself in what's done, & to gain experience, which the E* 
Hon ble Comp a have injoiued all of the Councill to endeavour. I have 
therefore been as carefull as I can, to look into the Braminees actions, 
& if M r Johnson bee affronted att that, I can't help itt, I know of 
no obstruction or discouragment he has rec d from mee in his business. 
But he makes itt so to himself, in complaining that the Braminees Assays are 
beleived before his, & therefore he Signifies nothing, By which I suppose hee 
meanes that the Pagodas Should bee coyned by his Assays. Wherein hee do's not 
consider the Setled order of the Mint, which doubtless has been often taken into 
consideration both by the R' Hon blB Comp a & their Servants here, but 1 suppose 
their Hon ra have never given any order for altering itt, nor has M r Johnson given 
any demonstration, that 'tis practicable, in this Country, where the Pagodas are 
to pass. In the meantime he may signify much, & do great service if he please, 
by overseeing the meltings of the E f Hon bIe Comp as Gold & being a check upon the 
Braminees assays. 

Upon the whole, T humbly move itt to your Hon r & Councill as an Expedient 
for the R' Hon ble Comp as Service, that if any Gold of theirs (which cannot be 
coined without him) do arrive before M r Littleton's returne from Pettepollee, you 
will please to appoint some other person to take charge of the Mint, for he has so 
fixed an aversation [sic] to mee, & carries itt (all along) with so much scorn & cros- 
senes, [sic] that wee can never doe the business well togeather, & yet he may be so 
farr Sensible of the inconveniencies of what's past, that when joined with auother, 
hee may better comport with his business. But unless he will give due attendance 
(wherein he has greatly failed) See the meltings of the R* Hon ble Comp^ Gold, 
make Assays in due time, freely give his advice and assistance as occasion requires, 
(which I cannot expect he will do with me) the R* Hon b,e Comp a may suffer, 
either in the produce or dispatch of their Gold, & I may thereby run the hazard of 
my own ruin, thr6 another mans fault. 
Fort St. George 9th June 1687. 

Nat Higginson. 



10. 

Calliont 
Mercht for 
Bengali. 

12. 

Coodaloor 
Morcht from 
Carricoll. 



Ship Callicut Merchant Sailed for Metchlepatam & Bengali. 

Coodaloor Merchant, John Jackson Master arrived from Carrie oil with Paddy. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687, 85 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. [18th.] 

A.tt a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyffokd Esq r Pbesident & Governouk Munday IS. 

M R - Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 

M R John jNicks M r John Gray 

M R - Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R - John Cheney. 

Notwithstanding the R' Hon ble Comp a have order'd only five p Cent Custome Concerning 
inwards in kind to be paid att this place, There being already Six p Cent paid in ^^™ Cus * 
& out by the Portugues & Natives, wee think itt not convenient to alter that, they 
not being discontented att itt, & being more proffit to their Hon rs but in respect 
of the said order, wee do now resolve that all English freemen, as well Inhabitants 
as traders to this place, do pay ^ the said five p Cent 'Viz 7, Two & a half p Cent 
inwards, & Two & a half p Cent outwards, which alteration wee make, because 
there are quantities of goods Shipt off, for Severall places, which in returnes they 
lying only money back, which paying no Custome, would bee a loss, if itt was not 
laid as well upon the Exportation as Importation, And that wee might appear to 
Jjee as industrious as possible, to raise the R'Hon 1516 Comp aB Revenues in this place, 
Itt is order'd that their Hon vs covenant servants themselves shall pay Three p 
Cent Custome Viz 1 One & a half p Cent outwards & One & a half p Cent inwards 
& that all Commodities & all Sortes of Liquors of Europe & India, shall pay 
Custome, by all the foremention'd, as expressed in the following Order. 

To all English freemen Inhabitants of the Citty of Madras & other English Order how- 
freemen admitted to trade to and from this Port as also to the R* Hon ble * he Sea - 

/-..,„ , r, , Custome is to 

Oonrp 18 covenant servants. be paid. 

Itt being of absolute necessity & the R* Hon 13 '" Comp as possitive Commands, to 
levy such duties from the English freemen Inhabitants of this place (as also from 
all other English freemen that voyage from hence to any other Port, or that arrive 
here) as may defray their excessive charges & disbursement they have been att in 
fortfiying itt, and are forced to continue for maintaining the Same, &the Securing 
their persons & trade, & whereas the Said^ R' Hon ble Comp a have establish'd the 
said Customes or duty to be but five p Cent for the said Inhabitants &c a to pay, 
wee judge itt to bee but just & moderate, & therefore we the President & Council! 
of Port S' George for the Said R* Hon ble Comp a doe hereby strictly enjoine & 
require you the English freemen &c a Inhabitants of Madras aforesaid to yeild all 
due obedience^thereto, & punctually to pay the said^ duty att all times Viz* Two & 
A half p Cent outwards & Two & a half p Cent inwards, (and the Portugues 
& Natives to pay as before they have done) & because wee will not have the R* 
Hon ble Comp as covenant Servants themselves bee altogeather free from paying some 
part of this .duty, wee do in the same manner require of them, that they and every 
of them do pay Three p Cent Custome Viz' One & a half p Cent outwards & One 
& a half p Cent inwards And wee do hereby declare that no Sortes of Commodities 
or Liquors whatsoever (either of Europe or India ) shall bee exempted from paying 
the above said duty, by English freemen &c a and the R* Hon We Comp as Servants as 
above mentioned Dated in Fort S ( George the 13 th day of June 1687 and Signed by 
us. 

The R' Hon bu ' Comp a having ordered that this Custome house bee regulated as Concerning 
near as wee can to that in England wee have to the best of our judgments (not art'thfcus. 38 
having rec d any particular directions from their Hon 1 ' 5 of the method) setled that tome house. 
& some other things as mention'd in the following order. 

To all Merchants & Commanders or Masters of Ships or Vessells that trade Order how 
to or from this Port of Madras, as also to the Inhabi 
all passengers voyaging upon said Ships or Vessells. 

22 



86 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13xh.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687.- 



Order to per- 
mit Paddy to 
be brought in 
without Cus- 
tome. 



To the intent that the R f Hon 1,le Comp a may not in the least be defrauded of 
their Customer, as establish'd all Commanders or Masters of Ships or Vessells, att 
their first arrivall, are hereby order'd to enter at the Custome house, their own 
name, their Ships or Vessells names, burthen, Guns, number & names of the 
Europe Officers & Seamen & what passengers they have brought upon their Ship or 
Vessell, with their names, & from what place they came, as also to make a true entry 
or manifest of all the goods brought in the said Ship or Vessell, with their Markes, 
Numbers, & quallity, and to whom consigned, & then every Merchant, to whom the 
said goods are consigned, is also hereby order'd to make entry of the particulars 
thereof & pay his Customes, to the Collector, who is to give his Warrant to the 
Land Waiters, for the delivery of the said goods, to whomsoever they belong. 

In like manner itt is also hereby order'd that all Commanders or Masters of 
Ships or Vessells that are bound from hence, to any other Port do enter their 
Ship or Vessell with -their own name, and Ships or Vessells name &c a as aforesaid 
att their arrivall, and signifie therein to what place they are bound, & then all 
Merchatits or passengers on the said Ships or Vessells, trading that way or to 
that place, are likewise order'd to make their particular entry of what goods they 
intend to lade on Said Ship or Vessell, & pay their Customes first (before water 
bound) to the Collector, who is to give them a Warrant to the Land Waiters for 
Shipping the same, but the said Merchants &c a are first to put on the backside of 
their Warrant, the contents of their goods, with the Markes & Numbers, & when 
the Ship or Vessell is ready to depart, the Commander or Master thereof is here- 
by order'd to enter the true contents of all his Ship or Vessells lading, with the 
Markes & Numbers, and not to depart, till the said manifest be found to agree 
with the particular Warrants, given by the Collector, nor till they have given an 
ace' to the said Collector, what Kurope men, either Seamen or passengers they 
have aboard. 

And further wee do hereby give notice to all persons to whom these Presents 
are directed, that if they shall "bee found to make any false entries, they shall loose 
their former priviledge of trading, or bee fined as wee shall think fitt. 

Wee do hereby also require all Commanders & Masters of Ships or Vessells, 
as also all passengers to repair to the Governour & give an ace* from whence they 
came, & upon the departure of any Ship or Vessell wee do forbid all Commanders 
or Masters of Ships or Vessells to receive any person aboard (that belongs to or 
resides in this place) whether they are Seamen or passengers, without the Governours 
leave, nor are the said Commanders or Masters to depart this place, without the 
same, And wee do in like manner forbid any person whosoever (who belong to or 
reside in this place) to depart without leave of the said Governour, & whatsoever 
Commander, Master, Passenger or Inhabitant of this place, shall act contrary to 
this our order, wee do hereby declare them fineable att our pleasure, or they 
shall no longer enjoy the R* Hon' 1 '" Comp as Indulgence of trade, but bee Sent home 
as persons not observing their Hon™ Rules and Orders, by which meanes they 
are uncapable of the priviledges, granted to those, which do give due obedieuce 
thereto. Dated in Fort S* George the 13 th day of June 1687 Aud Signed by us. 

Taking into consideration the troubles of this Country, and the encrease of 
the Famine, so many daily starving round us for want of food, Itt is order'd for 
the incouragment of all people, to bring Paddy & Grain to this place, that for the 
present they pay no Custome, And that the poor may bee supplied, Itt is also 
order'd that none shall engross the same (more then for the expence of their own 
families) that they may have itt att the best hand for their money, as expressed in 
the following Order. 

By the President & Councill 
of Fort S f George. 

Notwithstanding the establish'd Customes upon all Commoditys wee do 
for the present exempt Paddy and all Sorts of Grain, from paying Custome, 
that all Merchants traders therein may bee encouraged to bring itt in greater 



Diary and Consultation Bool; 1687. 



-FORT 8?- GEORGE, JUNE 1687. • 



[13th.} 



quantities to this Port, And that the poor of this Town, may bee Supplied with 
the same for their money. Wee do hereby order, that no Merchant or others 
shall engross Paddy, or other Grain to himself (more then may bee sufficient for 
his family) by buying itt up in great quantities, to Sell itt out againe to the poor, 
att dear rates, whereby many not being able to compass itt, doe daily starve, to 
the great abuse & discredit of our Government. Dated in Port S' George the 
13 th day of June 1687 And Signed by us. 

Order' d that the three foregoing Orders bee put up att the Fort Gate, Sea The three 
Gate, and Choultry Gate in English, and the two latter, in Portugues, Gentue, for d ogoi t g b 
Persian and Mallabar, that no person may pretend ignorance of the same. putTp att 9 

the Gates. 

There being only M 1 ' John Heathfeild & M 1 Joseph Hiller, att present assist- Persons 
ants to the Sea Customer Itt is order'd that M r John Pitt M 1 ' Zouch Troughton & serial" *" 
M 1 ' Saimiell Owen bee added instead of M r Hiller, the business thei'e being much Mr. Hiller 
larger upon this new alteration, then formerly. V " L out- 

Order'd that Pag 1000 bee paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Gen 11 to defray Pioootobe 
the Charges Garrison &c a And Pag 600 to M r John Cheney Storekeeper General! ^en. 1 '" 
to defray Charges of the R* Ho > n w,J Comp as Sloops &c a . p 6oo to be 

paid Mr, 

> William Gyffoud. Cheney. 

Elthu Yale. 
• Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 
Johjn Gray. 
Tho : Wavkll. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . J 0!f : Cheney. 

Eec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated 2 a Ins* with coppy of a Letter to 13. 
them from Mons 1 ' Guitty dated in Orunzeebs Camp p mo June 1687 N S and coppy Genii. &ca. 
of a Letter to them from Cap* William Goodlad dated aboard Ship Loyall Adven- Metcniepa 
ture28 ,h May 1687. 

Rec d a Letter from the Directore of Pullicherry dated 21 th Ins* N S advising Letter from 
that he will not permitt, any English to take passage on their Ships for Siam as Lette^from' 
also a letter from M rs Thomasin Minchin, att Pullicherry desiring leave to go to Mrs. aiin- 
Siam to her husband. ch]D ' 

Letters from the President to the Directore of Pullicherry giving him thankes, J 4. 
that he would not permitt any English to go to Siam, without his leave, which can Letter to 
be no way es agreed to, And another to Mad™ Minchin acquainting her with the Letter t'" 7 
.reasons, why She cannot be permitted to goe to [Siamj but that she might retire Mrs. Min- 
hither (if she thought fitt) till her husband came, both dated this day approved & c m ' 
signed. 

Generall to Metchlepatam dated thie day approved and signed. - 15. 

Generall t( 
Meicb'flpr 

This day Mad m Minchin arrived here from Pollicherry & brought a Letter Mrs. Min- 
from the Directore dated 4f Ins' to acquaint the President that she was gone p^uioheJrV. 
hither, to aret leave to go to Siam to her husband on a French Ship. Letter from 

° Pullicherry. 

Att a Consultation 

Present Thursday 

William Gyffoed Esq r President & Governour 
M R Elihu Yale M e Thomas Lucas 

M K John Nicks M" John Grat 

M" Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M E John Cheney. 



88 



Record* of Fort St. George. 



[16th.] 

Mm. Min- 
ohin delivers 
a Petition to 
go to Siam. 
The answer 
thereto. 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687, 



M' 8 Minchin delivers her Petition (as enter'd next after this Consultation) 
wherein she urges the necessity of her going to Siam to her husband, to which 
wee can say no more then formerly wrot both to the Directore & her the 14 th 
Ins 1 that wee cannot consent to her going, & that the Directore be again advised of 
the same, also acquainting her of the many inconveniencies that would attend her 
going to a place, the R' Hon bIe Comp a were att Warrs with, & from whence by his 
Majesties & their order, wee had recal'd all English, & therefore advised her stay 
here where she should find all due civilities and assistance. 

According to M r Higginson's desire in his reply to M r Johnson's paper 
(wherein said Johnson charges him with jngling with the Braminees) wee sent for 
said Johnson, & required him to give us a particular ace* if he knew in what 
M r Higginson had wronged the R' Hon 1 ' 16 Comp a in during his being in the Mint, 
& what he meant by the word jugling, to which he declared he knew nothing, so 
that itt plainly appears to be only a malitious suggestion, for which he had. a 
severe check. 

Order'd that the Madras Frigat be sent to the Southward for Paddy & Grain, 
and afterwards when the Monsoon shall Serve, that .she goe to the West Coast, 
with what wee can provide of those things they desire. 



Cap* Wetwang having desired us to spare him some Cordage, for the use of 
his Ship Hoyall James, Itt is order'd that he have what he has occation for, att the 
Invoyce price, & altho he complaines of the dearness & badness of itt, & was very 
urgent with us to make an abatement, yet wee could not lett him have itt under, 
tho wee Judge there might bee some reason for itt, being really very ordinary Stuff, 
& dear, being charg'd much higher then the Europe Ships usually sell att. 

In regard that wee are willing to dispatch the Royall James to the Southward 
for Rice, with all the expedition possible, & that to take out the Guns, she brought 
from the West Coast, & put in ballast, would take up too much time, Itt is order'd 
that they bee continued aboardtill her returne from thence. 



Itt being much to bee feared that the King of Gulcondah, cannot hold out 
long, & that when the Mogull comes to have the possession of this Country, wee 
have great reason to beleive that hee will endeavour, to revenge himself upon us, as 
he threatens, there being Warr declared in Bengali by us, and (as wee hear) on 
their Side also, therefore itt is thought very necessary & convenient, to build a 
Lodghouse, over against our Fortgate, (where formerly were the Stable tfe other old 
buildings, which the great Storm blew down) for the Souldiers free from duty to 
lodg in, that they may bee all within our walls, to bee ready upon occation, and 
att each end a Prison for Souldiers that offend, and that said building bee Tarras't 
att top, by reason if Tiled, being so near the Fort, under the Guns, itt would bee 
continually wanting repairs. 

Whereas the Chitty men were fined Pag 100 for opressing the poor by shut" 
ting up their Shops, & selling Grain privatly in the night, by small measures & att a 
dear rate, whereby the said poor greatly suffer'd, & notwithstanding the Said Chittee 
men, made their complaints to us, to take off the said fine, yet considering the 
greatness of the fault, wee agree not to do itt, & gave them a severe check, telling 
them withall, that if they did so againe, they should be fined three times so much, 
And 'tis order'd that no fine exceeding ten Pag" shall bee awarded, by any single 
justice, but by att least three of them, that all things therein may bee duly weighed 
and considered. 

Some of the Couneill having made complaint to us, that they have observed 
severall of the Factors & Writers, to have great animosities one against the other, 
& that generally they carry itt very proudly & disrespectfully towards them, & they 
have informed us, of severall disorders that some of them have been guilty of, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 89 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. [16th.] 

particularly in stricking- & challenging one another, wee therefore this day, sent for Factors & 
all the said Factors & Writers, & such as wee found guilty of said misdemeanors, Writers 
wee set fines upon them for example to the rest, & instructed all to live in amity 
& respectfully one with another, in their severall degrees & stations, using many 
arguments to convince them, of the in conveniences of the contrary course, & 
because wee are resolved to keep a good & orderly Government, & that every one 
shall pay a due respect, to their Superiors, & particularly the Factors & Writers to n™**^ 
any & even the lowest of the Councill, Wee do agree and order that if any of the Guilty, 
said Councill, find themselves disrespected or afronted by either the Factors & 
Writers that they may immediatly confine them to their Chambers, & order them 
to have nothing, but K,ice & water till they have submitted themselves, & acknow- 
ledged their fault, both to us & them, as wee have now declared publickly to all made to^the 
the Said Factors & Writers, that they may bee inexcusable if they shall hereafter Factors & 
offend as before. Writers> 



A Letter from the President to the Directore of Pullicherry read & past. 



Petition. 



Letter to 
Pullicherry. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 bee paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to pj* Mr? be 
defray Charges Garrison &c a . Waveii. 

» William Gyppoed. 

Elihu Yale. 
• Tho : Luoas. 

John Nicks. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . J -§: Cheney. 

To the Hon We William Gyfford 
President &c a Councill. 

In obedience to my husbands commands, I have sold my house & furniture coppy Mrs 
&c a in Bombay for less then half the real worth, & with the Generall of Surat's Minchin's 
leave, have taken my passage on a French Ship, in order to go to him, Do therefore 
humbly request, your Hon 1 ' &c a that you would please to permit mee, to take my 
passage on said Ship for Siam, which favour if you please to grant mee, I do 
faithfully promise to use my utmost endeavours to perswade M r Minchin, to 
returne with mee for Madras, on the same Ship, or by the first oppertunity that 
presents. 

I have great reason to beleive that M r Minchin, will willingly leave Siam, 
when he hears (with your Hon rs &c a leave) he may live a freeman in this place, for 
hee has been a great sufferer there, & I am informed is very weary of the place, 
and my concernes are So att present, that unless your Hon' &c a please to grant 
this my humble request, myself & family will bee utterly ruined, which I humbly 
leave to your Hon r Ac 39 consideration & crave leave to Subscribe 

Hon hle S r &c a . 
Fort S*. George Your very humble Servant 

16 th June 1687. ' Thomasin Minohin. 

This evening M rs Minchin returned to Pollicherry, to look after her things 16. 
there, she not being permitted to go to Siam. Mrs Minchin 

D ° returned to 

Att a Consultation Puiiioherry. 

Present 
William G-yfford Esq* Peesident & Govern" 

M B Elihu Yale M k Thomas Lucas 5J> unday 

M B John Nicks M r John Geay 20 - 

M E M B Nath Higginson 

M E John Cheney. 
23 



90 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[20th.] 

Concerning 
Coniineer 
Books. 
Mr Milton 
to deliver 
Generll 
Books &ca 
to Mr Willcou 
order. 

Pearl Frigat 
to Btay here 
to carry 
advices from 
England to 
the Bay. 
Generall to 
Conimeer. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JUNE 1687. 

The Generall Books of Conimeer being greatly behind hand, & notwithstand- 
ing their many promises for the finishing and Sending them hither to bee brought 
into our Books, wee find noe performance, lit is therefore order'd that a Letter 
bee writt to the Chief & Councill that M r Richard Milton do deliver, what Books 
and papers are in his custody, relating to their Generall Accompts to M r Willcox 
his ordor, to bee finished by some other more dilligent hand. 

Having lately sent Severall ^hips and Sloops with Supplys to the Bay, Itt is 
thought convenient, to detain the Pearle ffrigat here, till we hear from England, 
that wee may immediatly Send her thether, with the R' Hon ble Companies advices. 



A Generall to Conimeer dated this day read 
Willcox Chief of that Factory hee being here. 



& delivered to M 1 ' John 



John Stables Sec ry . 



"William Gtffobd. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
Jf : Cheney. 



21. 

Sloop from 
Pettepollee 
with Mr 
Littleton &ca 
and a Gene- 
ral]. 

Danes Ship 
from Trin- 
combar. 

Thursday 
23. 

No Consul- 
tation. 

25. 

Ships Sailed 
for Bengali. 

26. 

Generall from 
Ooodaloor. 



Sloop Jugganaiculo Edward Bell Master arrived here from Pettepollee & on 
her M 1 ' John Littleton, William Proby and George Wingfeild with a Generall from 
thence dated the 24 past. 



A Danes Ship called the Ellephanta arrived here from Trincombar with 
Paddy. 

No Consultation the President being att the Mount for the Air. 

Ship t ta Cruise Augustin Carvalio Master, Ship Kossa Senora de Rosira 
Jaccomo Ferrera Master & Ship Cassar John Whaley Master Sailed hence for 
Bengali. 

Rec a a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 20 th Instant. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



MlTNDAY 

27. 



Damag'd 
goods to be 
deliver'd to 
Capt. 
Wetwang. 

P 600 to be 
paid Mr 
Wavell. 



William Gyfford Esq" 

M K Elihu Yale 

W John Nicks 

M R 

M K Nath Higginson 



President & Governour 
M E Thomas Lucas 
M K John Littleton 
M E Thomas Wavell 
M E John Cheney. 



There being Severall Europe goods damaged in the Royall James, Itt is order'd 



that M r Lucas & Assistants do Survey itt, 
to bee accompted for, att Invoyce price. 



& deliver Cap* John Wetwang the Same, 



Order'd that Pag 600 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to 
defray the Charges Garrison &c a . 

p 60 given Order'd that Pag 50 be given to the Supply of the poor natives out of the Pag 

for use of the ^00 M r Gray rec d of the Chittees for a fine for their wronging them, in their price 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



91 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1687. 



[27th.] 



& measure of Grain, the callainity of famine still continuing, the English of this 
place, our Church, and joint Stock Merchants, having largly contributed thereto. 

William Gyfford. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tmo : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Littleton. 

John Gray. 

Tho. Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 

Jf Cheney. 
John Stables Sec' T . 



Ship James Cap' Henry Burton Commander Sailed hence for Acheen and 
Pegu. 

Att a Consultation 



Present 



28. 

Ship James 
for Acheen. 



Thursday 
30. 



William Gyfford Esq,' 

M E Elihu Yale 

M E John Nicks 

M E John Gray 

M E Nath Higgtnson 



President & Govern" 
M u Thomas Lucas 
M B John Littleton 
M E Thomas Wavell 
M E John Cheney. 



Having before resolved that the Pearle ffrigat shall stay till the arrivall of 
Some Ships from England, to carry advices into the Bay, Itt is order'd that in the 
meantime, She be dispatcht to the Southward, to fetch what Bales they have in a 
readiness, att Portonovo and Coodaloor, & to bring what Paddy or Rice they can 
get upon freight, & the Madras Frigat being to Saile in her company thether, to 
do the Same. Itt is order'd that 100 pigs of Lead be laden upon each of them, for 
Coodaloor Factory, they having desired us to Send that quantity to supply their 
Merchants, but in case they cannot get a freight of Paddy or Rice then to lade upon 
each of them, what wood they can, besides their Bales. 

Order'd that Pag 500 bee paid M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to 
defray Charges Garrison & ca . 

Order'd that Pag 100 be paid Chinna Vencatadry & Comp" on acco u with the 
R* Hon ble Comp a they being indebted to them. 



Pearle Frigat 
to be sent to 
the South- 
ward. 
Also the 
Madras 
Frigat. 
100 Piggs 
Lead to be 
laden on each. 



P 500 to 
be paid Mr 
Wavell. 
P 100 to 
be paid the 
Merchants. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



William Gypford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho. Luoas. 
John Nicks. 
John Littleton. 
John Gray. 
Tho. Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
J^ Cheney. 



A Ship from Tringambar arrived here with Paddy. 

Ship Adventure Thomas Hicks Master Sailed for Acheen. 



pmo. 

A Ship from 
Trinoombar. 

Ship Adven- 
ture for 



M r Affloeck offering Pag 1000 for two months att 10 p Cent Intrest p plgo^/oo^ 01 " 
Ann, a Bill was given him for the Same. 3. 

Ship Trevicane John Strangways Master arrived from the Southward with fromThT 

Paddy. Southward. 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687.- 



Tliis morning a Ship came into this road from which received this follow- 
ing paper from M r Moody. 

Madras Road 4 th July 1687. 
Hon r S 1 
This Ship is called the Nugdee Thomas Walthrop Commander, was taken by 
the Dragon the 14 111 May, & on the 26 th ditto lost comp" from which time to the 
18 th June, wee directed our Course towards Persia, but in all that time could not 
gaine above 60 leagues Westw d & then Sprung up a very strong gale, which con- 
tinued severall days between the West & W.N.W. itt blew so hard, that could 
not carry our Topsails, but were forced Severall times, to lower maine yard, & 
lye by under a fore Sayle, the Pilott & Noqueda, do report this Ship to be 
worth thirty thousand Rupees, besides the Hull, please to order what shall bee 
done with the Lascars that did come from Surat in her, they report the Generall 
& his Lady left Surat the latter end of Aprill, the Sampson having lost many men, 
is gone for England, with 30 Lascars, I shall wait upon your Hon 1 ' presently. 

Tour Most humble Servant 
Ambeose Moody. 



No Consultation the weather proving very rainy. 



MuNDAY 4, 
No Consulta- 
tion. 

Genera from Rec d a Generall from Metchlepatam dated the 15 th last month. 

Metohle- 

patam. „ 

Att a Consultation Extra6k t 



Present 

Tuesday 5. William Gyfforp Esq e President & Goveenoue 

M R Elihu Yale M r Thomas Lucas 

M K John Nicks M* John Littleton 

M E M r Thomas Wavell 

M e Nath Higginson M e John Cheney. 

Cash Acot. The Presidents Cash Book for the month of June read and past, the ballance 

forJnneread. Be i n g P a g° 83 : 25 : 4. 

Sea Cnato- The Sea Customer M r John Nicks his Book of Accompts for the month of 

mers aoct for j une re ad and past as followeth. 

Sea Custome Pag 228 : 26 : 28 

Anchoridge Ships & oa ... ... ... ... „ 53 : 18 : — 

New Botica rents ' „ 43 : 18 : — 

Register houses & Slave3 ... ... ... ... ,, 6 : 23 : — 

P. 332 : 13 7Io 



M 1 Nathaniell Higginson read his Accompt of the Minta [sic] for Mintage 

of June Pag 6445 : 



one . duties rec d upon particular persons Gold, coined in the month 

18 att }p Cent Pag 32 : 08 : 3 

Paymasters The Paymaster Generall M 1 ' Thomas Wavell his Book of Accompts for 

tCotforMay. mQn fa Q f May read and pagt ag f H owe th. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Generall 

Charges Diet ... 

Charges Exti'aordinary 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise 

Accompt Fortifications & repairs 

By an expedition to Mergen [sic] 



the 



... Pag< 


741 


15 


63 


• •- >> 


439 


14 


. — 




430: 


19 


21 


>» 


57 


3i 


42 




225 


13 


— 




72 


35 







384 


33 


— 


... „ 


339 


25 


— 


P. 


2692 


09 


42 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 93 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY 1687. [5th.] 

Order'd that M 1 ' John Littleton have credit in the Grenerall Books Pag 131 : Mr. Littleton 

09 : tor an Error committed by him, when he was Mint Master, as is att large J^Tb^* 

exprest therein, committed by 

The prize Ship called the Nugdee which arrived here yesterday from the Prize ship 

Coast of India taken by Cap* Anthony Fenn Commander of the Dragon, is order'd f n n q ^a°toto 

to bee enquired into by the Court of Admiralty and concluded accordingly. by the 

M r John Littleton having delivered in an Accompt of the expences for himself 
William Proby & Genrge Wingfeild in their voyage by a private Ship from Pette- 
pollee hither, amounting to Pag 21. Itt is order'd that M r Wavell do pay th 



Admiralty. 
Mr. Littleton 
&ca to be 
allowed the 
pences 



Same itt appearing to us to be reasonable. from Pette- 

WlLLIAM GyFFORD. ^lee. 

Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Littleton. 
John Gray. 
Tho : Wavell. 
, Nat : Higginson. 

t John Stables Sec ry . Jn : Cheney. 

Pearle Frigat's dispatch to Portonovo, & orders of Warrfare, & Madras Frigat's 6. 
dispatch thether, all dated this day, approved Signed & delivered. s\*ned& es 

delivered. 
Skipper 



Skipper Thomas Ship arrived here from Palliacat. 



Thomas i 

from 

Palliacat. 



Rec' 1 a Letter from Edward Dutton dated att Sadraspatnam the 29 th past, with ^^ r o * from 
a Petition to be entertained in the R c Hon Dle Comp as Service, or bee permitted to go Edwd° 
home for England, Coppy whereof is as folio weth. Dutton. 

To the Hon b,e William Gyfford President for affairs of the R* Hon bIe English c p P yof 
East India Company on the Coast of Choromandell Bay of Bengali &c a D uttons 
and Governour of Fort S* George &c a Councill. Petition. 

The humble Supplication of Edward Dutton 
May itt please your Hon r 

&c a Councill. 
Whereas per advice from England, 'twas the good will and pleasure of the 
R* Hon b!e East India Company to appoint your humble Supplicant the Station of a 
>Factor, upon consideration of the good Service his deceased father, Cap' John 
Dutton had done them the Space of Five years on the Island S* Helena, & in a 
voyage to Puleroon, in which places he wag constituted Governour, by a Commis- 
sion from -the R* Hon ble Comp" and more especially by order of his late Majesty 
of Blessed memory King Charles the 2 tl wherein he discharged his trust as 
their faithfull servant, in which voyage your Supplic* did accompany him, & 
has Since been actually the R* Hon ble Comp as Servant, the Space of Nine years 
& being recommended to their Hon" both by the late Agent & his Hon r now 
President, on a Petition to S 1 ' John Bankes, then Governour.was admitted a Factor 
on Bonds, given by S r Richard Dutton Kn* which place & Station of a Factor, your 
Supp 1 * doth in most humble manner, Supplicate, hee may bee admitted to, but in 
case of non admittance, your humble supp 1 * doth further request your Hon r &c a 
Councill, to give him a discharge from the Hon ble Comp as Service, that hee may 
provide for his going home, to w ch end humbly entreats your Hon 1 " & ca to grant 
him the liberty to returne to England on the first Ship, on the Hon ble Comp as 
accompt, for which shall ever pray, as in duty bound &c a being allwayes 
Sadraspatam Your Hon 1 ' &c n Councills 

29 th June 1687. Most obedient Servant 

Edwaed DuTToy. 
24 



94 



Records of Fort 8t. George. 



Edwd 

Dutton per- 
mitted to go 
for England. 



P 1000 to be 
paid Mr 
Wavell. 



FORT 8^. GEORGE, JULY 1687. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyffobd Esq* President & Governour 
M R Elihu Tale M r Thomas Lucas 

M K John Nicks M h John Littleton 

M B John Gray M k Thomas Wavell 

M E Nath Higginson M e John Cheney. 

The Storekeeper Generall M'' John Cheney his acco" of Stores bought sold 
and expended for the month of May read & past. 

In regard of the great expence of Gunpowder, by the R' Hon ble Comp as own 
Ships, in Saluting the ffort, & the ffort answering the like, being all att their Hon rs 
expence, on both Sides, Itt is order'd that none of their Ships do fire above five 
Guns. 

The Merchants having now brought in their ace 1 of what expences they were 
att in Presents to the Severall Governours of this Country, to prevent the Intei- 
lopers trading, Itt is agreed to allow itt them, as formerly promised am* to Pag 
251 : *21 : as p Said accompt. 

• Edward Dutton having sent us a Letter, & Petition from Sadraspatam to be 
entertained in the R 4 Hon ble Comp as Service as a ffactor, according to their Hon rs 
appointment, or otherwise to have leave to go for England, upon one of their 
Hon rs Ships, on their ace*. Itt is thought convenient to grant the latter, but not to 
entertaine him for the reasons wee formerly gave the R* Hon ble Comp a and Severall 
other of his misdemeanors Since. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall to 
defray Charges Garrison &c a . 

M 1 ' Davis &c" Councill, of Coodaloor having desired some Passes to deliver to 
Severall friends Ships that go from the Port of Portonovo, Itt is order'd that the 
Secretary do Send them three blank Passes. 

In regard the Madras ffrigat hath not been as yet Sheathed, & the Master 
reporting the necessity of doing itt, Itt is agreed that M r . Davis &c a att Coodaloor, 
do order her to go into Portonovo river Saicl Ship being dispatcht thether, & that 
they be writ to about itt accordingly. 

William Gyppord. 

Elihu Yale. 

Tho : Lcoas. 

John Nicks. 

John Littleton. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 



Jn : Cheney. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



7. 

Bhips Sailed 
for Porto- 
novo. 
Coodaloor 
Mercht for 
Coodaloor. 

8. 

Genii to 
Coodaloor & 
Letter to 
Harja, Maha 
Baja, 



Pearle Frigat & Madras ffrigat Sailed this morning for Portonovo. 

Ship Coodaloor Merch* John Jackson Master Sailed for Coodaloor. 

Generall to Coodaloor & a Letter from the President to Harja Maha Raja 
Chief Sobadar of the Chingee Country, about Bowreys business dated this day- 
approved and signed. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 






95 


FORT fi" r CEQRGE 'ULY 168^ 






[8th.] 

List ot the 
Bfc Honble 
Compas 
Servants 


A List of the R' Hon We Comp" 8 Servants Viz'. 






Att Fort S* George :— 






Present degree. 


Time commencing. 


Att Fort S* 
George. 


2. Daniell Gyfford Sen 1 ' Merchant 


25 Dec r 


1679 




1. William Hodges Sen r Merchant 


6 May 


1676 




3. Thomas Yale Merchant att 30 £ p Ann to 








Siam 


p m0 July 


1683 




4. John Stables Merchant 


4 July 


1681 




5. Henry Alford Merchant 


4 July 


1681 




16. Richard Knipe att 30 £ p Ann Factor ... 


arrivall Priaman. 




6. Henry Mose, Factor 


17 July 


1682 




7. William Cawley Factor 


16 June 


1684 




8. John Hill Factor 


19 Nov r 


1684 




9. Ambrose Moody Factor 


7 Dec r 


1684 




10. Frederick Bagwell Factor 


7 Dec r 


1684 




11. John Pitt Factor 


30 Jan y 


168f 




12. John Heathfeild Factor 


25 May 


1685 




13. William Fraser Factor 


31 May 


1685 




, 14. Daniell DuBois Factor 


11 Aug 8 ' 


1685 




15. Bdm d Mountague Factor 


29 Dec r 


1686 




Writers. 






Att Fort St « 
George. 


John Beavis 


3 July 


1681 




Francis Willcox ... 


3 July 


1681 




Zouch Troughton ... ... ... 


17 July 


1682 




Samnell Owen ... 


30 July 


1682 




William Proby ... 


2 June 


1683 




Gabriell Roberts ... ... ... 


2 June 


1683 




Thomas Stubbs 


2 June 


1683 




John Butterfeild 


16 June 


1684 




George Wingfeild 


16 June 


1684 




Edward King 


16 June 


1684 




Thomas Constable 


16 June 


1684 




Richard Farmer 


20 S*pt r 


1684 




Edward Barron .. . 


31 May 


1685 




Stephen M abb ... 


3 June 


1685 




Thomas Jourdan 


11 Aug 84 


1685 




• Factors to come 'from the Northward. 




To oome from 
the North- 


Samuell Wales Sen r Merch' 






ward. 


Timothy Harris Sen r Merch' ... 


10 July" 


"l675 


# 


Richard Brereton Merch* 


4 July 


1681 




William Shales Factor... 


p m0 Nov r 


1683 




Samuell Swynock Factor 


16 June 


16S4 




Writers to come from the Northward. 




To oome from 
the North- 


Francis Bett 






ward. 


Thorn 8 Wright 


16 June 


1684 




Charles Foster ... 


16 June 


1684: 




• Att Coodaloor. 






Att Cooda- 


John Davis Chief 


10 Sept r 


1668 


loor. 


Ralph Ingram 2 d 


p mo Nov r 


1683 




Chris : Willson 3 d 


11 Aug 8 ' 


1685 




Grimstone Luckin Writer 


17 July 


1682 




Vieessimus Griffith Writer 


31 May 


1685 





96 


Records of Fori St. George. 








FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687.- 






[8th.] 






Att Coni- 


Att Conimeer. 






meer. 


John Willcox Chief 


27 June 


1673 




Eichard Milton 2" 


27 June 


1673 




Simon Holcombe 3 (1 


31 May 


1685 




John Price Writer 


16 June 


1684 




Sam" Whitby Writer 


31 May 


16S 5 


Att Vizaga- 


Att Vizagapatam. 






patam . 


Eichard Brown Chief ... 


23 June 


1675 




Charles Fleetwood 2 d 


3 July 


1681 




Francis Charlton Writer 


p mo Nov r 


1683 




John ONeal Writer 


p m0 Nov r 


1683 



Gone to Per- 
sia on the 
Dragon. 



Frederick 
Bagwell died. 

10. 

Ship from 
Trincombar. 



MuNDAT 
11. 



Gone to Persia on the Dragon. 
Eobert Leveson writer 



30 Jan ry 168| 



This evening died Frederick Bagwell Factor. 

This morning a Ship arrived from Trincombar with Paddy. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

William Gyfford Esq e President & Govern* 
M" Blihu Yale M e 

M E John Nicks M" John Littleton 

M E John Gray M E Thomas Wavell 

M E Nath Higginson M e John Cheney. 



Land Cns- The Land Customer M 1 ' John Gray hi 

forMay? 00 " May read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome 

Choultry or Petty Land Custome 

Measurers duty 

Paddy Toll att the Banksall 

Weighers duty 



Book of Accompts for the month of 



Pag 



40 


28 


94 


52 


13 


36 


18 


: 15 


44 


25 


01 


39 


- 


12 


47 



P 236 : 35 : 60 



Joint Stock 
Merr.htB 
demands. 
Particulars 
to be examin- 
ed. 



The R' Hon ble Comp as Merchants in joint Stock, making their demands for 
Errors & Omissions in their acc tB with the E l Hon ble Comp tt amounting to Pag" 
3298 : 27 : 3 being the Ballance of their ace* delivered in, which they expect to 
have carried to their Credit, Itt is order'd that the particulars be examined & con- 
sidered of. 

William Gyfford. 

Elthu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Littleton. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson^ 

J^ : Chenet. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 



97 



FORT 1ST. GEORGE, JULY 168?' 

No business offered for Consultation. 

A Danes Ship arrived from Trincombar with Grain. 

Ship Rose Christopher Fox Master (Cap* Lucas being dead) arrived from 
Bencoolen, alias York Fort on the West Coast of Sumatra, and brought a Generall 
from thence, dated the 6 th of last month, & a Letter from Jeanapatwan the chief 
Emperour of the Island, to the President, (which canDot be translated) as also a 
Box containing Viz' Generall Books of Accompts, Anno 1685 Closed the 30 th of 
Aprill 1686. Diary and Consultation Book, begun the i th of August 1687 ending 
the 30 th of May 168/ Coppy Book of Letters received begun the 19 th of October 
1685 ending the 11 th of December 1686. Coppy Book of Letters sent begun the 3 d 
of October 1685 Ending the 22 ,h of Aprill 1687. 

A Danes Ship arrived from Trincombar with Grain. 



[14th.] 

Thurbday. 

14. 

No Conenlt- 
ation . 

17. 

Ship from 
Trincombar. 



• Ship Pearle 
Madapollam. 



William Harrison Master arrived here this morning from 



18. 

Ship from 
Trincombar. 
Ship Pearle 
from Mada- 
pollam. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



William Gyfeord Esq 1 
M E Elihu Yale 
M K John Nicks 
M B John Gray 
M K Nath Higginson 



President & Governour 
M K Thomas Lucas 
M E John Littleton 
M R Thomas Wavell 
M s John Cheney. 



In regard there has been so much dispute, concerning the want of Gold 
Thread att Coodaloor, delivered by M r Ord toM 1 ' Cawley, which of the Two should 
allow itt, M r Ord being dead & M r Cawley declaring he was Sick att that time, 
& not able to take a particular ace* thereof, Itt is agreed to write to the B* 
Hon ble Comp a concerning what may bee Said to itt on both sides & referr itt to 
their Hon' 5 . 

Chinna Vencatadry &c a Merchants having advised the Council] the 11 th Ins' 
that they had not been duly Credited for Severall particulars, for some years past, 
whereupon the Accomptant was order'd to examine & compare the Gen 11 Books 
"with the Acc ts & of many omissions the Merchants complain of, find only the 
following particulars, & the Books being brought to Councill, & examined, 
& finding them due, the following Summes are ordered to be brought to the Mer- 
chants Credit*; in Books E E they being order'd to be kept open, till we receive 
all the Subordinate factory books, to ajust acc ts with them. 



Munday 
18. 



Gold Thread 
in dispute att 
Coodaloor. 



Referr'd to 
the Rt Hon- 
ble Oompa. 



Custome twice charged in Books B B fol° 44 
Salt for Garse 200 att Kisnapatara, 
which they were order'd to provide for 
Priaman, & stillremaines there 
Sundry charges & expences they were 
att, by order for defeating the Inter- 
lopers, as p their ace' examined am* to 
P 523 — 17 — 5 & now allowed them in 
full thereof, as order'd the 7 th Ins 1 



... P 478 : 31 : 2 
... „ 400 : — : — 

... „ 251 : 21:- 
P 1130 : 16 : 2 



Concerning 
the Joint 
Stock Mer- 
chants 
demands. 
Genii Books 
compared 
with the ac- 
compts. 
The Books 
brought to 
Councill and 
examined. 
To have Cre- 
dittin Books 
EE. 

Particulars 
to be carried 
to their 
Creditt. 



98 



Records of Fort St. George. 



£18th.] 

Assistants 
appointed 
some of the 
Conncill. 



To the Col- 
lector of the 
Kovenues. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687.—— 

That the R b Hon be Comp as business may be managed to their most advantage, 
& that the persons hereafter named in their Severall imploym ts may have Sufficient 
assistants, to carry itt on, Itt is order'd as followeth. 

M r Freeman att his return from Metchlep 3 by Station to be Mintmasf. 
M r Johnson assistant. 

M 1 ' Littleton Collector of the Revenues. 

M r Hill assistant. 



M r Gray Land Customer. 

M r Cawley assistant. 
M 1 Constable writer. 

M r Wavell Paymaster Generall. 

M r Moody 1 . , - , 
M"DuBois] assisfcants - 
M r W ingf eild Writer. 



To the Audit- ]yp- Higginson Auditor of Acc ts (but to Supply the place of Mintmaster till 

oompts. C " M r Freemans return from Metchlepatam) & his assistant as Auditor to be 



To the Store. 
keeper Gene- 
rall. 



M r Proby writer. 
M r Cheney 
M 1 ' Hodges assistant. 
M r Bett writer. 



Generall. 



Mr Thomas 
Tales accts 
perused & or- 
der'd to be 
paid. 



M r Thomas Yale having delivered in his Acc ts of his voyage to Goa on the 
Madras Frigat, the Same was perused, & the ballance thereof due to him being 
Perdoes 1777 : 0: 4} which att 5 Perdoes to a Pag is Pag 355 : 12: is order'd 
to be paid him. 

William Gyfford. 

Blihu Yale. 

Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Littleton. 

John Gray. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

J -: Cheney. 
John Stables Sec. ry 



19. 

Letter to 

Theamback 

Bussora. 

20. 

Two Ships 
Sailed for 
Trinoombar. 



A Letter from the President, to Triamback Bussora, writt upon M 1 ' Willcox 
his request, concerning the recovery of Some debts due to Conimeer ffactory 
from Some Corall Merchants gone to his Government. 

Two Danes Ships sailed for Trincombar. 





Att a Consultation 




Pre* 


ent 


Thursday 


William Gyfford Esq." 


President & Governour 


21. 


M r 


M R Thomas Lucas 




M R 


M B John Littleton 




M R 


M R Thomas Wavell 




M R Nath : Higginson 


M R John Cheney. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



99 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687.- 



[2l8T.] 

M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall his Book of Accompts for the month l^tT 
of June read & past as followeth. June. 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Generall 
Charges Diett 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandise 
Acco" ffortificatioiis repair, 
By Bengali expedition 
By a Voyage to Goa... 



&" 



Pag 702 : 22 : 

„ 440 : 07 : 

„ 307 : 25 : 18 

19 : 07 : 63 

65 : 35 : 54 

70 : 28 : 54 

„ 425 : 21 : — 

69 : — : — 

51 : 21 : — 



P 2152 : 24 : 21 



Order'd that Pag 500 be paid M l 
defray Charges Garrison & oa . 



Thomas Wavell, Paymaster 



John Stables Sec 1 ' 



Generall to Pa s° 500fco 

be paid Mr 
Wavell. 



William Gyfford. 
Elihu Yale. 
Tho : Lucas. 
John Nicks. 
John Littleton. 
John Gkay. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higuinson. 
J^: Cheney. 



This morning the Williamson Cap 1 Richard Warner Commander arrived 
from England. 

This evening late the Box of Letters &c a from the R* Hon ble Company p the 
Williamson, was brought ashoar, & referr'd till Munday to be perused. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 19 th Ins 1 , with coppy of a Letter 
from thence, to Harja Maha Raja, & another to Timmauge Puntolo. 

Rec d a Letter from James Horner dated in Portonovo 17 th Instant desiring a 
t Pass for his Ship. 

Rec d a Letter from Ambrose Moody & Robert Leveson from aboard the 
Dragon, bound for Persia, dated in Trincomala the 25 th Msrch last, advising of 
their putting in there, for provissions & water. 

The Generall Letters & Commission from the R' Hon 1,1 ' Comp a p the William- 
son, were perused & the President finding by Said Commission that Ehhu Yale 
Esq r was constituted President, & President Gyffords Commission revoaked, he 
delivered up his charge, as att large is exprest in a Generall Consultation, of the 
old & new Council!, the begining of the Consultation Book, by the Hon Wo Elihu 
Yale Esq r President & Governour, which with President Gyffords best wishes for 
all good Success & prosperity to the R* Hon b1 '' Comp as affairs, under the mannag- 
»uent of the new President concludes this Consultation Book. 

John Stables Sec fv 



22. 

Willi: 

from England 

23. 

Box of 
Letters &c a 
brought 
ashoar. 

Generall &c* 
from Cooda. 
loor. 

Letter from 

James 

Horner. 

Letter from 
Moody & 
Leveson. 



25. 

Letters & 
Commission 
pShip 
Williamson 
Perused. 
Elihu Tale 
Esqr con- 
stituted Pre- 
sident. 
President 
Gyffordf 
Commission 
revoaked, he 
delivered up 
his charge 
Aca. 

Conclusion 
of this Book. 



100 



Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, JULY 1687. 

This day Ship Williamson Cap' Richard Warner Commander arrived from 
England, when the Purser brought ashoar the bag of particular Letters, but left 
behind the box of the Generall Packett, occation'[d] by the Captaines great indis- 
position, having been Since his departure from Jago troubled with a dangerous 
impostume, The Purser being ordered aboard againe for the Said Box. 

Which' brought ashoar this Satterday Evening, being late, twas thought fitt 
to deferr the perusall of the Letter & Commission, till Munday following, the 
usuall Consultation day. 



Letter from the President to the Governour of Trincombar approved and 
Signed. 

Att a Consultation 



Present 



William Gypfoed 
M E Elihd Yale 
M E Thomas Lucas 
M B John Littleton 
M R Thomas Wavell 
M E John Cheney 



Esq r President & Govee[n r .] 
S B John Bicgs 
M E John Nicks 
M E John Gray 
M E Nath: Higginson 
M a William Frasee. 



' The Councill being mett the box of Letters was opened & per[used] and M r 
Yale, being much concerned for, & very unwilling to displace President Gyfford^ 
supposing the orders only proceeded from the R' Hon bIe Comp as beleife of his 
absence, desired the Councill to take itt into their consideration, & if possible to 
excuse his taking place, till President Gyffords departure, which he intended by the 
next Ship, but the Councill having againe perused the Generall Letter & Commis- 
sion, & finding President Gyffords Commission absolutly revoaked & no proviso in 
any Letter concerning him, gave their opinions that M 1 ' Yale could not bee excused 
from the present execution of the R' Hon ble Comp as Commission to him for the 
Presidency, which was also President Gyffords opinion, who willingly & readily 
consented thereto, & after some discourse of our present affair, gave the Chair to 
M r Yale, as also the charge of the Fort, which being rec a with many curteous 
assurances of continued respects, & the usuall salutes of Guns, M 1 ' Yale & the 
Councill waited upon President Gyfford out of the Foit, where they took a kind 
leave, then President Yale & Councill returned to reperuse the R' Hon ble Comp 89 
Letters, and to consider of & order what requisite therein. 

William Gyfford. 
J. Biggs. Elihu Yale. 

Will: Fraser. Tho : Lucas. 

John Nicks. 

John Littleton. 

John Gray. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Jn : Cheney. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Elihu Yale Esq* 
M B John Gray 
M R John Littleton 
M R Nath : Higginson 



President & Govebnoue 
S R John Biggs 
M R Thomas Wavell 
M R William Frasee. 



Note. — The Diary and Consultations of the period, July, 25, 
Consultations Vol. XIII, pages 1— 192. 



December, 29, 16S7, have been taken .from Public. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



101 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687. 



The Generall Letters of date 22 th Octob r 1686. 7 th , 10 th , 22 th , Jan r > 168f from 
the R' Honb[ le ] Comp a were againe read & considered of, & the particular remarks 
made thereon, after which M r Thomas Lucas, M r John Nicks, M r John Cheney, M r 
John Heathfield & Joseph Hiller were sent for, & acquainted with the R' Hon ble 
Comp as pleasure & order concerning them, who humbly submitted thereto, and M r 
Nicks well satisfied with their appointment of him to Madapollam, where when 
wee have occation to send hira assures us of his most f aithf ull & best endeavours 
to Serve the It* Hon ble Comp a & by the discharge of his duty, to merritt their good 
opinion of him. 

M 1 ' Cheney humbly assures us that he is not conscious of any disservice, in the 
charge committed to him in the Mindanao voyage, that, may deserve onr R 1 Hon ble 
Master's displeasure, but that he acted all thing[s] therein faithfully, & to thebest of 
his abillity, & hopes his Diary thereof will so confirm itt, that he may again bee 
readmitted into their Hon rs favour, which he shall with patience wait for, & in the 
mean time re[a]dily accept & discharge any Service required of him. 

M r Heathfield willingly & thankfully accepts his former [imjployment of Chirur- 
geon, & declares his absence from itt, has been a great loss to him, that his 
acceptance of a Factorship was Soly in obed[ience to] the President & Councills 
> command, who then were in great [wjant of Servants to carry on the R' Hon ble 
Comp a " business, & that his chief encouragment therein, was from the hopes of 
future advancement to some employment, that might give him a greater reputation 
& prosperity then he could reasonably expect from his vocation, But shall now 
content himself therewith, without aspiring beyond that Ellemen[t]. 



Order'd that M 1 ' John Littleton Warehouskeeper, do send for the Chest of Gold 
ashoar from the Williamson, with all expedition, & that no time be lost in its 
Coynage, that according to the R* Hon ble Comp a!i orders wee may pay off their 
debts att Intrest, & that also he gives order for the unlading the Silver, & other 
goods aboard her, as soon as possibly may bee, with safety & conveniency, that 
wee may dispose said Ship upon such voyages as may bee thought convenient. 



Order'd that the Chest of Gold p the Williamson bee delivered to the Mint 
to bee coyned with all expedition. 

Elihu Yale. 
* • John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



[25th.] 

Genii Letters 
aguine read. 
Mr Lucas &a 
acquainted 
with the Rt 
Honble 
Compas 
orders the 
[sic] humbly 
submit 
thereto. 
Mr Nicks well 
satisfied with 
his appoiut- 
mt to Mada- 
pollam. 
Mr Cheney 
not consci- 
ous of any 
disservice. 



Mr Heath- 
feild acoepts 
his former 
imployment. 
His accept- 
ance of a 
Factorship 
was in obedi- 
ence of the 
President <fcoa 
commands, 
Hopes of 
future 
advanoemt. 

The Chest of 
Gold to be 
sent for from. 
the William- 
son. 

No time to 
be lost in its 
cnyuage. 
Silver and 
other goods to 
be unladen 
out of the 
Williamson. 

Chest of 
Gold to be 
delivered to 
the Mint. 



Att a Consultation Extrao. 

Present 

Blihtj Yale Esqr President & Governo* 
M" John Gray S r John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M R Thomas Wavell 
M E Nath Higginson M r William Frasei;. 

Agreed and Order'd that all persons both lately & now of 
' offiV ' 

26 



Tuesday. 



this Councill do All persons to 
tinue in 
their imploy- 



102 Records of Fort St. George. 



[26th.] 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 168? 



"fthis mouth & then to deliver up their charge to those whose degree itt falls to, only M 1 ' Thomas 

MrWaveii Wavell whose business as Sixth of Councill should bee Mintmaster, but making 

^on^V'from itt his request to the Councill, to bee excused att present from that charge, as 

the Mint for being yet unacquainted therewith, besides that itt would bee a prejudice to him if he 

Hi's reasons neglected the due carrying on & making up his Paymasters ace* which was disper- 

for itt. sea in many ways & hands, for which reasons his desire was granted, & M r Nathaniel! 

Ml S' Higginson order'd to continue the care of the Mint, till M r "Wavell had settled his 

son to cod- Oto ... 

tinue the ace -s, then to deliver itt to him. 

care of the 
Mint. 

tobfwe^hed Order'd that M* John Littleton Warehouskeeper do weigh off & deliver the 

toMi-Hig- R* Hon' ,le Comp as Chest of Gold N° A to M r Higginson, to bee coyned with all 
T^be nunc- oare * expeditioiu, for the discharge of our Debts att intre3t here, & that they bee 
tuaiiin very punctuall in observing the R' Hou bIe Comp :is direction in its Mintage, & M r 

Rt, S non"^e the Johnson the Assay Master being att present Sick, 'Tis order'd that M r Higginson 
Compa* in presence of M r Fraser, M r Hodges & M r Cawley do cause two penny weight to be 

«h« Mintage, taken off each Ingot of Gold, to bee Sealed up before the abovemention['d] persons, 
Small peeoes & delivered to M r Johnson, t6 make Assays of, when itt shall please God to recover 
se^edVp &* D "- m from his present Sickness, & that M r Higginson in the mean time, advises & 
deiiver'd acquaints him with the Alloy & Coynage, And that a penny weight of each Ingot 
to r make S ° n he cut off more, and carefully sealed, up before Wittnesses, which with the accompt 
Assays when of, the Assays, are to bee sent home for England, by the first Ship. 

recover'd. 
Mr Higgin- 
son to ac- 
quaint him 
of the Alloy 
& Ooynage. 
A Penny 
weight off 
each Ingot to 
be sealed up 
to be sent the 
RtHonble 
[sicjwithacot 
of the Assays. 

Mr Nicks to M r . Freeman not being yet come from Metchlepatam, M 1 ' John Nicks is order'd 

continue | con ti nue his charge of Customer till further order. 

Customer till & 

further order. 

The at The R b Hon bIe Comp 11 having in their former Generall Letter to us of the 14 th of 

Honbie Janu' y 1685 possitivly order'd the renting of S 4 Thoma Towne from the Duan, but 

thTrenting being satisfied itt would raise many scruples & difficulties in them, or att least 

St Thoma. 

vententto inhaunce the rent If we appeared in itt, or treated about itt ourselves, or in the R* 

treat ab °^ s Hon ble Comp as name, Itt was therefore then thought most prudent & convenient, that 

Cbfrna 6 Chinna Vencatadry undertook the business in his own name, as formerly he & 
vencatadvy^ Verona had done, which would make* less discourse & noise, &. accordingly the 

^business President & Councill gave him an order under their hands for the Same, which a3 

president ne tells us, he has been ever since treating about, but that the late & present warrs 

give°Ohinna & troubles in the Country, had thus long obstructed & delayed the conclusion, 

Vencatadry though in the mean time some of our Portugues Inhabitants since our demanding 

about st Taxes, & advance of the Customes, have privatly negotiated this matter by one of 

Thoma. their Padrees att Gulcondah, who procured them a Phirmaund for their resettle- 

prooure a" ment & trade in the Country, & since that and the news of the Mogulls Success 

Phirmaund against Gulcondah, with the probability of his coming or Sending hither, & our 

Thoma for danger thereby, have privatly, basely & ungratefully Sneakt away to S l Thonia, & 

themseiven there been treating with tht> Seer Lascar &c a Governours to take a Lease of S' 

away to°st Thoma Government, & there to ffortifie & hoist their Flag, which they thought 

Tboma themselves Soe Secure of that they had advanced their Standard, when the Presi- 

advanoea dent sending away to the Braminee Governour of these parts about itt, & to mind 
standard for hi m f his promise thereof to Chinna Vencatadry, with a promise of a gratuity, 

hoi'ste'd. 8 their grandure was immediatly Stopt, & their Flagstaff lower'd & ever since greatly 

Their discouraged, which we hope will continue to their return hither with Shame & 

grandnre c , -i • • 

stopt & Flag sorrow for their vain expence. 

staff lower'd 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 103 



-FORT 8'C GEORGE, JULY 1687. [26th.] 



Itt is therefore agreed & order'd that Chinna Vencataary do so prosecute the 
business as to disappoint them, though wee pay Something more for itt, then they ve'noatadr 
offer, which wee doubt not in time to recover from them, besides'tis of Such absolute to proseoute 



necessity to rent that Town, as well for preventing the demini 

customes, as also our force, five parts of our Souldiers being Portugues Topasses, necessity i 

who if they should Settle att S* Thoma would certainly run thether from us, in our 

necessity. 

Elihii Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

.Nat: Hjgginson. 
John Stables Sec rv . Will: Fraser. 



Att a Consultation Extrao 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour Wensdas 

• M R John Gra\ S R John Biggs 27. 

M R John Littlkton M r Thomas Wavell 
M R Nath Higginson M r William Fraser. 

The Councill ppen'd the Writ directed to the President with Thirteen of his His Majtys 

Majesties Proclamations, commanding his Subjects from the Service of Severall w rit _ wi,h the 

Indian Princes & all other Nations whatsoever in India, the Writ translated as tions opened . 
follow eth. 

James the Second bv the Grace of God King of England, Scottland France Translate of 
& Ireland Defender of the Faith, Our President & Councill in our Citty of West- Sald Writ ' 
minster to our President in the Fort of S l George, upon the Territories of Chorman- 
dell health. Wee command you that you being present in all places within the Said 
Citty as well within as without, where itt shall see most expedient to you, you 
cause Solemnly & publickly to bee Proclamed on our part, a certain Proclamation 
made by us, by the advice of our Councill, as in certain Scheduls herewith Sent you, 
commanding you that immediatly after the Proclamation aforesaid made, all and 
Singular the Said Scheduls in Severall distinct & publique places bee caused to bee 
offer'd or Sett up, that itt may better appear to all his Majesties Subjects & Leige 
people, & this you shah in no wise omitt, Wittness ourself att Westminster the 23 th 
July the Second year of our reigne. 

And'tis order'd that to morrow his Majesties Proclamation bee accordingly Proclamation 
read att the Gate of our Fort & the Choultry Gate of our Citty, & that our s ° ol b / m r n ° a t y to 
Souldiers bee called to Armes, & all English Inhabitants Summon'd to attend att the be used. 
Solemnity, & that great Guns bee fired, and arterwards three of the Proclamations Proolama ^ 
to bee fixed ; On[e] att the Fort Gate, one att the Sea Gate, the other att the tions to be 
Church door & also two to bee Sent to the Bay of Bengali, with orders to bee Gates° U f the 
Proclamed with due Solemnity, & that the Agent &c ;l do Strictly observe the con- Citty. 
tents thereof, by calling in the English from forreign Services, also one to bee J e ntt° Ben- 
sent to each of our Subordinate Factories with the Same orders, & that the Procla- gaii. 
mation bee translated into French, Dutch, Portugues, Moors, Gentue & Mallabar, subordinate 
& fixt upon the other Gates of the Citty, that itt may bee publisht to all persons & Factory. 
Nations in India. u££T 

French &oa 
& fixed on the 
Gates. 

The Councill having taken S r John Biggs Commission into consideration, & Sr John 
do agree that the President & Councill, do accompany him to the Town hall, and Starfon taken 

into consider- 
ation. 



104 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687.- 



[26th.] 
n m. * u there to give him an Oath tor due Administration of Justice, & settle him in his 

Oatb to be i • i i *. tit i-n -it 

given him att authority there, and afterwards that he accompany us to the rort to read the 
b^] ToW " Kin g s Proclamation. 

Kings Procla- 
mation to be 
read 



Bfc llonble 
Com pas 
Genii to 
Bengali read 
& order'd 
to be sent 
them. 

What Stock 
& supply to 
Bend them 
not now 
resolved. 
Pr. sideut 
Supplies the 
Bt Honble 
Com pa with 
Pag-o 2000. 
P 1000 to be 
paid Mr. 
Wavell. • 
Beport of the 
weight of the 
Chest, of Gold 
Jithe 
Williamson. 



Mr Rodri- 
gues to bring 
the Invoyce 
of his Corall 
& Amber. 
To be consi- 
dered of. 



27. 

Skipper 
Thomas 
8hip for 

Aoheen. 



Thursday 
28. 



President 
Gyffords 
Crtsh for part 
of July read 
A the bal- 
ance paid to 
President 
Tale. 



The ft' Hon ble Comp as Generall for Bengali read & considered & order'd to bee 
sent them by the first conveyance, but for what Stock, and Supply to Send them, 
wee cannot att present resolve, but to have another day appointed for that 
purpose. 



The R* Hon ble Comp a being att present out of Cash here, & having great 
occation for mony, upon the Councills desire, the President has Supplied them 
with 2000 Pagodas. 

Order'd that Pag° 1000 bee paid M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Paymaster Generall, to 
defray the Charges Garrison & to advance two months pay to the new Souldiers 
that came on the Williamson. 

M r John Littleton & M r Nathaniell Higginson report, that the Gold in Chest 
N° A by the Williamson did not hold out in weight so much as is Invoyced by 

oz. 1 :06: 18. 

Order'd that M 1 ' Bartholomew Rodrigues do bring the Invoyce of his Corall 
& Amber for the examining of their true weights & vallue & then to consider 
whether to take ifct, for the R' Hon bIe Comp as ace* att the conditions mention'd in 
their Generall or no. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Geay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tbo : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will : Feasee. 
John Stables See' 7 . 

Ship Mamooder Skipper Thomas Master Sailed for Acheen. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Goveenode 
M B John Gray S e John Biggs 

M B ,John Littleton M k Thomas Wavell 
M* Nath Higginson M k William Feasee. 

Late President- Gyfford brought in his Accompt of Cash, for part of the month 
of July which was read & past & paid the ballance being Pag 502 -. 04 : 4 to the 
Hon b,e Elihu Yale President. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will : Fraser. 
John Staiu.es Sec ry . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 105 



FORT 81- GEORGE, JULY 1687. [28th.] 

According to appointment the President Councill &c a this morning with a sir John 
guard accompanied S r John Biggs to the Town Hall, where after the reading his commission 
Commission from the R f Hon llle Comp" for the erecting a Court of Admiralty & read att the 
being Judge Advocate thereof, he took the Oath for the due Administration of nTtoou-'the 
Justice, & discharge of his place, and made a Satisfactory & judicious declaration Oath for ad- 
of the authority & constitution of that Court, & uf theR 1 Hon ble Comp as great & ™ f i j^t? c t e° n 
good designe therein, which was also approved & recommended bj the President &ca. 
& Councill, and Proclamation made for all persons to apply themselves to him for gatu/a^tory 
Justice, & a Court to bee held on Friday next, M 1 Thomas W"avell & M r Nathaniell & Judicious 
Higginson former Assistants to M v . Gray, were also appointed to his assistance, Ip^oved & 
according to the tennour of the Commission. M r Edward Tredcroft was also recommend- 



ed by the 

President & 



sworn Register of the Court, the Keys of which with all Books & Records belong, 
ing thereto, order' d to be deliver'd to his charge, after which all returned to the Counciii. 
Fort, when after congratulating the Judge Advocate to his place, the President & fp^fy th°em^° 
Councill deliver'd him, one of the R' Hon ble Comp as Seales, for the use of that Court, selves to him 
desiring his care thereof. Mr waveU 

& Mr Hig- 
ginson to be 
his assistants. 
„ Edwd Tred- 

oroft sworn 

, Register of 

, the Court. 

One of the 
Et Honble 
Compas 
Seales deli- 
vered the 
Judge 
Advocate. 

The form of the Oath given to the Judge Advocate. fform of the 

& ° Oath given to 

You do Swear that you will well duely & truly & indifferently Administer ^ h d e V o" d t g e e 
Justice, as well between our Sovereigne Lord the King of Great Brittain, & the 
people here, as between party & party, as well to the poor as rich, according to 
equity & good conscience, and as the nature & circumstances of the matter & place 
will admit, as near as may bee, according to the good establish'd Lawes of England, 
you will not destroy nor injure any in life, nor spare any for favour, affection or 
influence from any whomsoever, you will not take nor Suffer to bee taken for you, 
any bribe, whereby to pervert justice, but shall in all things do Strictly & up- 
rightly, according to the best of your Skill & power, So help you God & the con- 
tents of this Book. 

The forme of the Registers Oath. Form ot the 

■ You do Swear that you will well & truly execute the office of Register, of this 
Court for such time as you shall continue therein, you will truly & faithfully 
make entry of all Process, Rules, Orders & Judgm ts of this Court, & of all Bills & 
pleadings, that shall bee exhibited therein, & of all deeds or writings whatever, 
that shall, bee brought to be enter'd or enrold here, you will not raze, entertain, or 
alter any of the Records of this Court, nor any writings whatsoever, which shall be 
in your custody, by virtue of your place, without the order of this Court, and in 
the presence of the Court, you will truly & faithfully make out coppies of all Pro- 
cess, Bills, Pleadings, Deeds & Writings, in your custody, as occation shall require, 
you will not imbezell or Suffer to be purloyned away to the utmost of your power 
any of the Records of this Court, or other writings whatever, which you shall 
receive into your custody as Register of this Court, you will not directly nor 
indirectly receive any bribe or reward to do contrary to any thing contained in 
this Oath So help you God & the contents of this Book. 

This afternoon according to our yesterdays Summons l'o the Factory & all the Solemnity 
free English Inhabitants, in Town, most of whom gave their attendance, att the " n sed J£' t M ' ea(i " 
Fort, the Flagg being advanced, & whole Garrison in Armes, the President, jestj*B 

Proclamation. 

27 



Registers 
Oath. 



106 Records of Fort St. George. 



[28th.] FOKT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687. 

ProoSion Councill &c a came to the Fort gate where his Majesties Royall Proclamation for the 
read att the recalling of his Subjeots, from the Service of forreign Princes was first read by the 
Read agllii Register, with great respect & honour, from whence the old & new Presidents 
att the choni- w ith the Councill &c a with all the Guard & Town Officer marched in order to the 
aLd also att Choultry Citty Gate, where the Proclamation was again read, & thence marching 
the Sea Gate by the middle gate, to the Sea gate, 'twas there also read, & lastly within the Fort, 



& lastly 



& there concluded with acclamations of Loyalty, after which the Souldiers 
Fort. W ere drawn round the Fort, firing three Vollies, with 31 peeces of Ordnance, to 

tttSS" his R oyall Majesty King James the Seconds health & happiness, & 25 to the pros- 
Three voiiies p er ity of the Hon ble the Governour & the R* Hon bIe East India Comp a afterwards 
Guns tohu. the President giving all thanks for their respects & assistance in the Solemnity 
Majty took leave & departed home. 

health & * 

happiness. 

25 Great 

Guns to the 

prosperity of 

the Rt 

Honble 

Couipa. 

President 

gives all a 

thanks for 

their respects 

& ai sistanoe. 

Portugues The Portugues Souldiers also were acquainted with the Sence of the Procla- 

aoqltinted mation & all advised, that as itt commanded all Souldiers to return to theii< 
with the Ooulors, so itt caution'd them from running from ours, for that his Royall Majesty 
Irodama* 8 had given to his R* Hon ble Oomp a his Royall Charter for Martiall Law, & that they 
^° n - had Strictly commanded its execution, which Should bee obeyed without mercy. 

Law to bo 
executed. 
Proclamation 
to be enter'd 
in the Letter 
Book from 

28. Ship Mahraoode Maholo Nina Mercawn Sailed for Acheeu. 



The Proclamation to bee enter'd in the Register of Letters from England. 



Ma 



Att a Consultation Extrao 



Elihu Yalk Esq r President & Governour 
Friday M e John Gray S e John Biggs 

29 - M K John Littlmow M e Thomas Wavell, 

M K Nath Higginson M" William Fraser. 

News from Having rec d late advices from M r Freeman &c a att Metchlepatam of the 

paum of the Mogulls progress & success in his Warr upon Gulcondah, & that Country, & that 
Mogniispro- Condapilla Fort, the Second Strong Cattle | sic] in the Country was trecherously 
gress &ca. Surrender'd up to the Mogull by the Governour, & therein taken the greatest part of 
their Treasure, being the chiefest Magazine in the Country, They also advise us of the 
Severall Scatter'd parties of the Mogulls Army were robbing & plundering in the 
Country, within three dayes Journey of Metchlepatam, & the generall conclusion 
Reason to of all is, that he would bee Master of the Country, where in all reason wee can expect 
trouble from n0 * e8S unei1 trouble from him, which he has often threatned, besides our present 
Mm. declared warr with him, will hasten his revenge upon us, upon which consideration, 

tbboseonred our absolute necessity will bee, to Secure the Garrison as well as wee can, to lay in 
as wen as as much of all Sorts of provissions as can bee procured, which wee are greatly in 
Royaii" 11 ' want of att present, & therefore do agree & order, that the Royall James, be dis- 
james to be patcht to the Southward, with all possible expedition, & that she do carry to Coni- 
sTuthward mee r, Coodaloor & Portonovo what goods & treasure shall be judg'd requisite for 
for provis- those places for the discharge of their debts & expences. 

sions. 
To carry 
Goods & 
Treasure to 
Conimeer, 
Ooodaloor & 
Portonovo. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 107 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1687. r 29TH , 

Last years Books being by a former order still kept open, to adjust the Last years 
Subordinate Factory s accompts with ours, 'tis now order'd that they be carried on oarHed °n°to 
to the last of July, that the K* Hon ble Comp" may know the remarries of last Presi- the last of 
dency, & what Stock this has to begin upon, & that all Stores & remains be exactly The Masons 
& punctually taken & examined & that Coodaloor & Conimeer Factorys ballance foritt. 
their Books att the Same time, & Metchlepatam, Madapollam & Pettepollee to con- confmeTr tte 
elude their books when they have the place, &that a List of their remaines, Stores, same time. 
Househould stuff & a with their true vallue be taken & brought us. pttlm &'ca 

till leaveiug 
the factorys. 

Order'd that the Second & Warehouskeeper do consider w hat goods are ready To be con. 
att Coodaloor, & what more fittiug to bee sent. go^^to* 11 ' 1 '* 

send to 
Coodaloor. 

The R* Hon ble Comp a in their Generall having complained of their great charge Rt Hoabie 
in keeping two Tables, which was chiefly occationed by President Gyffords indis- ^^VtiT" 
position, the Fort being always unhealthfull to him, necessitated his living att the charge of two 
Garden, which he found to agree with him much better, & though the Councill do Not'to'be 
Suppose and beleive that the R' Hon ble Comp a do still retain a good esteem & respect continued. 
for him & his Services, yet in obedience to their Hon rs orders wee cannot presume to 
continue that charge, & President Gyfford disireing to excuse his coming to the 
Fort, & to continue att the Garden during his short stay in India, 'tis thought fitt P25g 
& order'd to bee allowed him Pag 25 p month for his diett while here, with a diet ^ w 
Suitable number of Peons, & other Servants. allowed 

The disposall of our Shipping to the Bay & Priaman & other places were Gyfford. 
discourst of. as also the Factors, but the resolves thereon, is deferred till another £ lsp °, a11 ° f 

' 'jne ©mpping 1 

time. defer'd. 

There being 280 Peons in pay for the Watch & Guard of the Suburbs, who in Peons 
the disorder they are scatter'd about bee of little credit or force to the place, the [° 1 r m ' d iuto 
Governour therefore form'd them into three regular Companies, each two divissions Company". "" 
of Husquets, & one of Lances, their Commanders & most of the Officers English 2°m m t an f T 
Natives of the Town, each Company to march under a Redd Beteelae Ensign, & officers 
each morning to mount their Guards in the Citty & from thence to bee devicled & xltH sh 
orderd to their Severall Posts, where they are to keep their Watch that, day & night, officers ' P «y 
& to bee releived next day by a fresh company, & they to give their attendance att g mo l 1 a 1 v a 8 d !' 
the Fort, & for the encouragment of the Officers tis ofder'd that thir pay have a vance. 
Small advance, & that they exercise & drill the Peons twice a week, which will 
make them formidable & Servicable upon occation. The President also propos'd Proposition 
the calling the Portugues Inhabitants to armes, & that the Factors & Writers bee |^* th * B 
drawn up, into an Artillery company once a week, & that the Gentue & Moors FactorC 
Inhabitants do according to their abillity rais a Traindband of Peons, but this g^**™' & 
deferr'd to further consideration. Moors but 

ELIHU YALE. deferr'd. 

John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 

John Littleton, 
Tho : Wavell. 
John Stables Sec ry . Nat : Higginson. 

Will ; Fraser. 
A Ship belonging to the Danes Sailed for Trincombar. 30. 

Danes Ship 

Att a Consultation for Trincom- 



Present 



bar. 



Elihd Yale Esq r President & Governour Munday 

M B S E John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M r Thomas Wavell ^ ho ' 

M R Nath Higginson M r William Eraser. 



IQg Records of Fort tit. George. 



■FORT flf*. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. 



Nugdec 
vallued 



[£mo.] 

Prize Ship The Ship tSTugclee that was taken a prize by Ship Dragon, being now vallued 
att Pag 975 as p the underwritten valluation, Itt is order'd that a tenth thereof 

a tenth part be brought to his Majesty the King of Englands acco" & that the Ship bee fitted 

to bebrought & man - d on tne ft 1 Hon ble Comp 118 ace' with all expedition, to proceed for the 

MajeetieB West Coa3t of Sumatra, with what assistance, Stores &c a as can possibly bee Spared 

8aid m 9 P hip to them, & that the Bricks aboard the Williamson, bee sent aboard her, & also Tyles, 

be fit.ed & more Bricks, & Palmeras she can conveniently carry be provided for their building 

the C wc8t° l & that the Master M 1 ' Walthrop give in a List of what she wants, & that to bee 

Coaat. provided accordingly, Also order'd that there bee an exact List taken of her goods, 

fh1 0l wm.w & that Six Englishmen Viz 1 Three of the R* Hon bl * Companys Servants M r 

son to be Littleton, M r Eraser, M 1 ' Cheney & three freemen M r Stylman, Cap* Wale & M r 

trarerstto gm^ do examine & justly vallue them & thata tenth thereof bee duly brought 

Tyies &oa to to his Majesties accompt. 

be sent by j i 

her. 

List of what 
she wants to 
be given in & 
provided. 
List to be 
taken of her 
goods. 
Six English- 
examine and • 
vallue them. 
A tenth to 
be brought 
to his 
Majestys 
acct. 

Portngnes There being a Country Vessell in this Road laden with Grain, con sign' d to 

Ship with Some Portugues Inhabitants of this Town, who for private intrest & advantage, 
design'dto are designing to Send her away to Some other Port, & there being great scarcity 
b » s ™ t out of of Grain in Town, & also former order of Councill that none Should bee transport- 
or^er'd to be ed, Itt is agreed that they bee order'd & compel'd to bring itt ashoar, & sell itt 
ashofrV&i publickly att the markett price, And wee do agree & hereby make a Law to be 
Mid att publisht in Town, That no person whatsoever within the limitts of this Government 

La" k mncern' ^° transport from Land or this Road any Sort of Grain upon forfeiture of double 
ing Gmin. the vallue of the Grain transported one half whereof to bee for the R* Hon h,e Comp" 

one quarter for the poor & one quarter for the enf ormer. 
p. 20ou to be Order'd that Pag 2001) be Sent overland to Coodaloor for the provissio[n] 

Sent to Coo- f Paddy, against the Royall James arrivall there, & Pag 300 for expen[ces] of 
Paddy &°p the Factory, Also Pag 200 be Sent overland to Conimeer Factory' f[or] it's 
300 for the expence. 

Factory. r 

P 200 to be 
sent to Coni- 
meer. 

Geniis to Generalls to Conimeer & to Coodaloor dated this day read and past, order'd 

p 011 ™^* to bee engrost & forwarded to each place. 

p 200 to be Provissions being very Scarce & dear here, 'tis order'd that Pag 200 [be] Sent 

uentcoCooda- to Coodaloor for provission thereof, & laden on the Royall James, some youth from 
r r°ovi8dons. hence, to go on said Ship to take charge thereof as al[so] of the Paddy &c a . 

A youth to go 
on the Koyall 
James to look 

after itt &ca. 

The trade of The trade of Slaves growing great from this Port, by reason of the great 

Slaves giow plenty of poor, by the Soar famine, & their cheapness, 'tis orde[r'd] for the future, 

Ea^ch sTave that each Slave Sent off this Shoar, pay one Pag Custom[e] to the R' Hon ble 

pay l Pago Comp a and that the Justices do receive no more for the nsuall fee for Registring 



fa nn ins 2 



& Passport, then two fanams a head till t[he] Councill shall think fitt to alter itt 



Registring ag f ormer lj. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 7687. 109 

[PMO.] 

FORT ST. GEORGE,- AUGUST 1687. 

Having recall'd &dissolv'd Pettepollee Metclilepatam & Madapollam Factors, M^tcHepatam 
by reason of the Warrs & troubles in those parts, & danger of the Mogulls forces, and Mada - 
Surprizing the R b Hon ble Comp as Servants & cone [ernes] in those Factorys, as also afssoiv'd. 
that our present Stock will have little occation for them, & so must prove The chingee 
unnecessary charges,, nor can we w[ith] safety trade there, But the Chingee ^"more*" 
Country being yet free and m[oreJ secure, wee think itt convenient & agree to Secure, 
continue the two Factor[ys] of Coodaloor & Conimeer, & recall Portonovo Factory c^imeer to 
to Coodaloor, the two being sufficient for the little business wee are likely to have *>e continu'd. 
this year; besides wee connot dissolve Coodaloor, they being before engaged in a to^M?*™"* 
new Investment. 

A Letter to Triamback Bussora from the President granting his request to ^riambtok 
bee permitted to Send his concernes to our Citty for Security, his Country being in Bussora. 
Warrs with the Mogull & Masore Naige, read & past. 

A Generall Letter to Metchlepatam & Madapollam, dated this day advising MetXepa & 
the arrivall of the Williamson, & to order the dissolution of those Factorys, & Madapoii. 
Suddain repair hither on the Loyall Adventure read & past. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 
, John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: F baser. 

July the 30th, 1687 [sic] 

Having well viewed & overhaled what Stores belonging to the Ship Nugde, [valuation 
wee the Subscribers do upon those considerations vallue the Ship & Stores to bee ^ugdee. 
att Nine hundred Seventy five Pagodas. 

William Miller. John Strangways. 
Thomas Flemming. John Naylob. 

A List of Books & Papers belonging to the R' Hon ll,e East India Cornp" [List] of 
delivered by William Gyfford Bsq r to the Hon ble Elihu Yale Esq r now President &° a k d 8 eliTere a 
&c a Councill att Fort St George. by President 

Gyfford. 

No. 1. Hodgee Sellim the King of Siam's Embassadors Bill for 725 \ Tom d \ 

2. Ditto's Bill for 200 Tom da . 

3. Ditto's Bill for 2520 Rupees. 

4. Ditto's Bill for 630 Rupees. 

5. A Bond from M r Thomas Davis to the R* Hon ble Company for t [he] 
appearance &c a . 

6. Chinna Tomby's Bill & translate for Pag 500 there being P. 47 : 09 paid 
in part. 

7. Jerra Chitty's Bond for Pag° 1000. 

8. Clement du Jardin & John Heathfields Bond for Pag 160 : 06 : 2. 

9. Robert Richardson's Obligation for Pag . 39 ; 18. 

10. Muneana Ellas Bill for Pag°. 30. 

11. Cap' Samuell Price his 3 d Bill of Exchange for Pag 300. 

12. Cap 4 Samuell Price his 3 d Bill of Exchange for Pag 100. 

13. Padry Daniell Alldridge his Obligation. 

14. Cap 4 John Naylors acknowledgment for 200 Dollars on acco" of Pink John 
& Marys demorage. 

15. Grua, Ancho, & Davaloo their Obligation to the R* Hon ble Cornp*. 

16. Charles Stantons Obligation to stand to an Award of what shall hereafter 
bee laid to his charge. 

1 7. Cap* Naylors Obligation to stand to the President & Councills Award for 
damage in the loss of Pepper from the West Coast. 






110 Records of Fort St. George. 



[pmo] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687.- 



18. John Gray's Bond for Pag 3403 : 17 : 4 & Severall other paper[s] made 
over by writing herewith delivered for Security thereof, 

19. Chinna Vencatadry & Comp a their Obligation. 

20. Pettepollee Merchants contract for a new Investment. 
2L. An Ace* between the Hon v,le Comp a & Checca Serapa. 
2Z. Serapa's Debts. 

23. Agreement with the Princes of Priaman. 

24. Agreement with the Princes of Ticon. 

25. Phirniaunds obtained by Clement du Jardin att Indrapoora &c ft . 
2ft. Ace' of Debts & Obligations Standing out att Siam. 

27. Pegu Merchants complaint with eleven Attestations concerning the Same. 

28. M r William Jearseys Obligation to the President & Councill of Fort S* 
George, to stand to their Award. 

29. M r William Jearseys depositions. 

30. M r William Jearseys generall Release and Discharge to the R' Hon ble East 
India Company. 

31. Coppy of the President & Councills release in behalf of the R* Hon bl * 
Comp a to M 1 ' William Jearsey. 

32. The R' Hon bIe Comp a8 Award against Streynsham Master. 

33. James Hawkes his Obligation to live as a freeman att Fort S' George, 

34. John Tyler's Obligation for the Same. 

35. William Brooke's Obligation for the Same. 

36. William Duckett's Obligation for the Same. 

37. Ace* of Goods p Prize Sloop Mary Sold by the Admiralty. 

More delivered all the Generall Letters, Charterparties, Lists &c a Papers 
rec d from the R* Hon ble Comp a by severall Ships, As also what Letters & papers 
rec d from the Hon b,e Private Committee, according to the List in said bundle, all 
the foremention'd papers being rec d in the late Presidents time from the 3 d July 
1681 to the 21 th July 1687. 

More delivered Seven Consultation Books transacted att Fort S* George, 
One Consultation Book transacted by the President, Agent & Councill in Bengali, 
& two Consultation Books by the Agent & Councill in Bengali, & Secret Councill 
att Fort S* George their Consultation Book. 

Four coppy Books of Letters rec d from the R 4 Hon ble Company, 

Four coppy Books of Letters sent to the R l Hon ble Company. 

Seven coppy Books of Letters rec d from the Subordinate Factorys 

Seven coppy Books of Letters sent to the Subordinate Factorys also Diarys, 
Consultations, & Ace' Cash in Single Sheets of paper rec d from the Subordinate 
Factorys, with originall Letters from thence, & Gentue Letters from the Gover- 
nours of the Country, all said Books & papers commencing the 3 d July 1681 to 
the 25 th July 1687. 

A Bagg of M r Bridgers papers Sealed. 

A Bundle of Attestations of the Inhabitants of this Town, concerning their loss 
att Bantam. 

His late and present Majesties Charters to the R 4 Hon 1 ' 1 '' Compauy. 

A Cowle from Harja Raja for Coodaloor Portonovo and Conimeer. 

Phirmaund & a Cowle granted by Sultan Abull Hossan King of Gulcondah. 

Phirmaund Sent with a Horse & Vestment in S r W m Langhorn's time. 

Receipt for Pag 11000 & Cowle & agreement for P 1200 rent of Madras. 

Receipt for Pag 1 1000 paid to the Duan. 

The King of Gulcondah's Phirmaund. 

Letter from Gulcondah with an order to pay the rent of June 74-75. 

Cowle granted by the King of Gulcondah. 

Cowle ratified as new granted. 

One Gold Cowle plated from Yencraputty Ray wolly. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. Ill 

[pmo. - ] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687.- 



One Gold Cowle plated from Damurla Yencraputty Naiudu. 

One parcell con* Cowle, Confirmation, Phirmaund and order. 

Nekana Cawn's Cowle. 

Mussa Cawn's Cowle. 

Six Phirmaunds in a parcell. 

No. 10 cont B 19 papers Phirmaunds receipts &c a . 

No. 11 cont 8 6 Letters. 

No. 12 cont* 7 Letters of Atfcurney &c\ 

This day rec d news from Pollicherry of the arrivall of a French Ship there News from 
from France^ with a considerable Stock in Silver Corall & broad Cloth, & that Six P 01110 * 161 ^- 
Frenchmen of warr, were gone for Siam, with two Embassadors to that King, 
with Severall Presents & great numbers of men & amunition for the King of 
Siams Service, and that said Six Ships are order'd to come upon this Coast in 
December, & to be dispatched hence by the Directore &c" att Pollicherry, if they 
meet no opposition from the Dutch, who our last advices from Batavia say, had 
provided a ffleet with four thousand men, to go against Siam, the event thereof 
yet unknown. 

The French Padre came to the President and acquainted him, that by Letters News oon- 
from Pollicherry he was advised that two of the Mogulls sons had rebelled against Mognu! * he 
' him, which much troubled him, & that he had sent Embassadors to the King of 
Oulcondah to treat of an accomodation. 

A Generall Letter with Pag 2300 Sent overland to Coodaloor for provision P- 2300 Sent 
of Grain to lade on the Roy all James. ' t0 c ° odaloor - 

A Generall Letter with Pag 200 Sent overland to Conimeer, with Instructions p. 20osentto 
about their business. Conimeer. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq E President & Governour Wensday 

M E John Gray S k John Biggs 3 

M B John Littleton M E Thomas Wavell 
M R Nath. Higginson M e William Fraser. 

In pursuance of the R* Hon ble Comp as former orders about their Warr with ^"warr" 5 
the King of Siam, to get satisfaction for the wrongs & injuries done them by his withSiam. 
Minister of State Constant Phaulkon Commissions were given out to Severall of 
our Ships for the Seizing of theirs, also two of our Frigats, the Curtana & James, 
.under command of Cap* Anthony Weltden, with 40 Souldiers well arm'd & equip'd, ^j.** j^er'd 
'Commanded by Lievtenant Mason, were sent the 5 th of June last directly to concerning 
Tenasseree, with his Majesty of Englands Royall Proclamation for the recalling "*• 
his Subjects from the Service of forreign Princes, with our Commission to Said 
Cap* Weltden to publish the Same in Tenasseree, as also Severall Letters from the 
President & Councill to the King of Siam, to inform him of our agreivances from 
his Said Minister Phaulkon, which wee had often represented in Severall humble 
remonstrances, but were as often intercepted by him, And that there was no way 
left us, to make him sencible of our injuries but a Warr, which had no other end 
but to redress our wrongs, & should bee ended as Soon as the R* Hon ble Comp a 
were righted ; Letters, Declarations & Summons, were also sent to M 1 ' Samuell 
White, M r Burneby &c a English to call them hither, according to the authority of 
S'aid Royall Proclamation, which if they disobey'd Cap* Weltden was to Protest 
against them, in the Kings & his. R' Hon ble Comp as names, & after that to commit 
all the hostillity he could, either by taking their Ships, or Seizing any thing on the 
place, & to bring all hither, with a just accom.pt thereof, by the first oppertunity of 
the Monsoons, which may bee the beginning of December next, and thus farr wee 
proceeded in the Siam affair. 



112 Records of Fort St. George. 



[3rd.] 



FORT S^ GE0BGJ5, AUGUST 1687, 



Concerning 
the Warr 



But his Gracious Majesty having been pleased to grant and issue forth another 
ithsyam. more ample Proclamation, for the recalling his Subjects, from the King of Siam's 
Service &e a Also his particular letter & command to M r Samuell White & 
M r Richard Burneby to return from that Seivice, or to Surrender the place to his 
Subjects, for the use of the R l Hon ble Comp a . But this Letter being unfortunatly 
carried in our Packett by the Bengali Merchant to Surat, from whence wee cannot 
expect itt, time enough to Send to Mergeu this Monsoon, or before Cap* W[e]ltden 
leaves that place, & having well perused & considered the R* Hon ble Coinp as orders 
to us in their Letters of the 22 th October, & 10 th Janu ry 1686 and weighed .them 
with the present circumstances of our Bengali troubles & too great likelihood of a 
"Warr with the Mugull here, as also that the French, have Sent Six men of 
Warr to Siarn, with Souldiers Armes &c a for that Kings assistance & service, & 
that the French Ship lately arrived att Pollicherry from France, is suddenly 
design'd for Tenasseree ; from whence having consider'd all conVeniencies & incon- 
veniencies, as well as time will permit, 'Tis agreed & resolved that the Pearle 
Frigat bee immediatly dispatch'd to Tenasseree with 19 Souldiers, And M r William 
Hodges to bee joyned in Commission with Cap 4 Anthony Weltden Commander of 
the Curtana, already there, & that they present & publish his Majesties Royall 
Proclamation to M r White M r Burneby & all the English on the place, And that a 
Generall bee wrot from the Governour&o a acquainting them with his Royall Majes- 
tys letter, of command to them, & to press them to obedience, & to Surrender the 
Forts of Tenasseree & Mergeu, to the R* Hon ble Comp a for Satisfaction of the 
damages the King of Siam, & his Subjects has done them, as also to disappoint the 
Dutch & French, who will certainly take them if wee do not, And that the originall 
Generall Letter from the R' Hon ble Comp a of the 10 th January J 686 Signed by the 
Deputy Govemour S 1 ' Benjamin Bathurst, be delivered to Said M 1 ' William Hodges, 
to shew to M r White & M r Burneby, if there bee occation, to confirm them of the 
truth of his Majesties Letter & command to them, as also the R* Hon ble Comp" 
good instances & reasons for their compliance & obedience, & to assure them of 
his Majesties & the R* Hon ble Comp as favourable acceptance thereof, & of our 
giving them employments here Suitable to their Qualifications. But if these offers 
are Slighted & his Majesties Letter & Proclamation bee disobey 'd, then in the 
Kings name to pronounce them Rebells, And with the 60 Souldiers formerly & now 
sent them, besides the Seamen of the three ffrigats, with what English tfe other 
Forces they can get there, First to call a Councill of Warr, & if they think them- 
A Frigat to selves able, & of Sufficient force, to attacque & maintain the place, to assault itt, & 
ier if they carry itt, to hoist his Majesties Flag, and posess, and Fortifie the place, 
with their Souldiers & Seamen, & as many Guns as they can spare from their 
Vessells, only sending us one ffrigat, as soon as possibly hither, with their advices 
& plunder, that we may send them recruits, But to bee very considerate in this-, 
affair, remembring the great supplies of ffrench, lately arrived att Siam, though wee 
are the more desirous now of having Mergeu, to prevent the Dutch & French 
therein, who will make itt of great prejudice to us and our trade. 
Dollars 4000 Order'd that 4000 ft" § bee sent on the Pearle ffrigat to Tenasseree to supply 

on the PeTrie the occations of our people, if they settle there, or if they do not, then to buy 
Frigat. Rice &c a provissions in the ajacent parts to lade the three Vessells hither, which 

die^osedof. will greatly alleviate their charge, as also Supply our necessities. 

Er.iHTj Yale. 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
Will : Fkaser. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



with advices. 



Diary and Consultation Bool; 1687. 113 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. Thursday 

4. 
Att a Consdltation forenoon 

Present 

Elihp Yale Esa R President & Goveen r 

M R John Gray S r John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M e Thomas Wavell 

M R Nath Higginson M e William Fraser. 
Having had no advices from Bengali Since the 28 th ffebru 1 ' 3 last of their Concerning 
proceedings & present state of the R* Hon hle Comp a3 great affairs there, only from Bengali" 
the doubtfull reports, of the French, Dutch, & Portugues, that they are Settled on 
the Island of Ingerlee, that they have sackt & burnt Ballasore, & taken severall 
Mcors Ships, which lias so enraged the Government, that they appear more averse 
to an accommodation then ever, ffortifying att Hugly, Ballasore &c a & bringing 
down considerable forces against ours, that our people have had a great mortallity, The condi- 
& in no good agreement & understanding among themselves, considering which, as tion of Fort 
also our own condition, & that wee have Spared them, what Forces we are able considered, 
leaving our Garrison, but two Companies of Souldiers, whereof not above twenty 
English (excepting these 50 now arrived) &the Topasses but raw poor creatm-es, such 
Us wee could pick up from all parts, all which are much too few for the Security of 
the place, as a Garrison ought to bee guarded in common times, & much more to 
• dispute the Mogulls forces, who will trouble us as certain as he lives, & not to be Great . 
diverted but by his death, so much & often has he declared his enmity & resolutions to^riay 
against us, which are Since hekhtned & exasperated by the agi avated reports of our 
hostillity in the Bay, upon his Subjects. And the Warr being so resolutly main- 
tained against us, by our Enemies in Bengali, there can little or no trade bee 
expected from them only what may bee under covert of other Nations, & that but 
very inconsiderable, all Europeans (especially our trecherous friends -the Dutch 
who have been very advising & active in these mischiefs) will for their own ends and 
interest, rather obstruct then assist us, they also having had great supplies & little 
thereof imploy'd in trade, as first their remaines, next the Rochesters Cargo, then 
what sent hence by the Beaufort & Nathaniell, also by the Berkely Cattle [sic] &c :i No , 
from the West Coast, all which amounts to near £ [Lacuna in the original'] and having supplies 
often considered & debated the foregoing circumstances wee are now come to this 
resolution, And first that our weakness & necessity here, can span 

supplies of men, then allready sent, which are too many, considering our eminent A , s g tout 01 n e ^ 
occation & danger ; But Ship Williamson being in a good condition, with a large, the wniiam- 
healthy, stout crew of teamen, ' Tis order'd that she be forthwith dispatcht to the * on ; ,. 
Bay, for their assistance & supply, as also the Resolution, if she arrives time enough, patcht to 
who may bee as much serviceable to them, as all the Souldiers they leave in our ^jf 817 " 
,Garrison, By her wee agree to send them 60,000 Dollars with Stores, Armes & what eooooto be 
necessary comforts wee can spare them, with orders to make what Investment they ^ h s y t ^H 
can, which if they can by no meanes effect, then to return us what they can well &oa. 
spare, in the beginning of December next, upon two or three fitting Ships, whose ^"'cernmj; 
Charter-party time, are nearest expiration, & that they lade on them, what Saltpeetre said Don™. 
they have or can procure, as also their remaines, and prize goods propper for aaitpeetre hat 
Europe, &that one of them touch att Vizagapatam, to take in the goods they shall they can 
have provided there, another to call att Kisnapatam to bring away the Salt from remade" 
thence, & two of these Ships to take in Some more bale goods here, if there shall bee And Prize 
occation, & proceed directly for Bencoolen, to compleat their ladings with Pepper fo^ Europe 1 " 61 
for England, And that the other Ship, with the Dragon, expected from Persia, whose One ship to 
time will bee expired, bee if possibly laden & dispatcht Jk'om hence directly for KiBnapatam 
England, & for the remaining Ships they must bee considerd of in their due Season, t Wo e-hips 
& wee hope the Almighty will provide for them & us, And that a ffactor & two B e ^° b °e n 
writers bee Sent for the Service of the Bay, And that the Lists of Bay goods, beu o^gon &' 
coppied & sent them ; And that M p Griffith bee dismist the R' Hon bl " Comp" £JJ £ s ^ ip 
Service, & what elce order'd by the R 4 Hon blP Comp a encharged to them. hence to 

England. 
29 A Factor 

& two writers 
to bee sent 
to the Bay. 
Mr Griffith 
dismist the 
Bt Honble 
Corr.pns 
Service 






114 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT ST- GZORGZ, AUGUST 1687. 



Order'd also that they lade what grain &c a provissions they can procure from 
the Bay, & if possible to the filling up the three ships they shall send us, the 
famine being still very Severe here, & all sorts of grain & provissions, excessive 
Scarce and dear, But if their troubles &■ Warr prevent their provission thereof, 
then to dispatch two of the three Ships, as early as possibly to Vizagapatam, or 
rather Pundemarke, thirty Leagues to the Northward, that being the^ plentifullest 
Port for Grain, & wee shall order our Chief &c a there, to make provissioD for them, 
either for the R f Hon ble Comp !,s ace* or upon freight. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho •- Wavkll. 

Nat: Higginson. 

Will: Fraseb. 
John Stables Sec ry 

Atx a Consultation afternoon 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e President & Govern* 
M R John Gray S r John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M r Thomas Wavell 
M E jSTath Higginson M b William Frasbr. 

M 1 ' John Willcox Chief of Conimeer having by permission been Some time 
here for the recovery of his health, which he is in Sonn measure blest with, the 
Councill sent for him & was acquainted with what the R* Hon ble Comp a wrot con- 
cerning him in their Generall of the 2i th of October 1086 confirming his Chiefship 
& approving his good Services, which he was order'd to continue, & improve all the 
ways he could study for the interest & advantage of our R* Hon ble Masters, & was 
also order'd to return as Soon as possibly to Coniineer ffactory, to bee in readiness 
to receive what Treasure & goods wee shall send them by the Royall James, & to 
make up their Merchants .accompts, that wee may cleir with them, also 
to prepare them for a new Investment for December next in such goods as the 
R* Hon ble Comp a had order'd for this year, as p their List sent them, also Strictly 
to observe the French their proceedings att Pollicherry, and constantly to advise- us 
thereof. 



M r William Jearsey was also sent for, & acquainted with the R* Hon ble 0omp a3 
opinion of his accompts with them, also a coppy of his Letter to M r Johnson's Son, 
with notice that he must answer his demands in our Court of Admiralty, on which 
he gave us many discourses, but was referr'd to the Try all. 



brought by 
Mr 

Rodrigues. 
To be Shew'd 
the Corall 
Merohts. 
If do proffit 
to be 
returned. 



M r Bartholomew Rodrigues according to the R* Hon ble Companys orders to us, 
& ours to him, brought Severall boxes of Corall, & two barrills of Amber with 
their Invoyces, which accordiug to our desire hej left with us, promising him to 
return our answer in few days, whether we 3 would take itfc, according to the R fc 
Hon ble Comp ns agreement or return itt him, It's therefore order'd to be Shew'd the 
Coral] Merchants. & if any proffitt can bee gained thereby to take itt for the Com- 
panys ace' otherwise to return itt M r Rodrigues &c\ 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 115 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. . [4 TH .] 

Chinna Vencatadry's Braminees being return'd from Conjeveron brought the Concerning 
Braminee Governours finall resolution about the renting S* Thorn a, which was, ^^f 8 * 
that he would lett itt to Chinna Vencatadry for three years, that is the Town, Thetearmes 
Customes & ajacent Townes & Paddy Grounds belonging thereto, atfc the rent of p^Mhto 
Pag 4000 p Annum to bee paid att three payments, each four months one third part be given. 
of the Bent, as accustomary in this Country, also to pay One Thousand Pagodas present* 
ready mony upon receipt of the Cowl from the Seer Lascar, as a Pishcash to the compliance 
Braminee Governour for his kindness therein, & nothing to bee abated thereof, the b poriu-° 
& if wee did not presently comply therewith, that he would conclude with, & lett gues. 
itt to the Portugues, in consideration whereof, and the many prejudices itt may do f^V^ioo. 8 * 
this Citty, under those ill circumstances, wee are att present, & being enform'd by oidnna 
Chinna Vencatadry & others that the Town &c a were last year lett att Pag 4100, £' wntst 7 
& that the Crop & Bevenues this year, rather promised Proffit then Loss, 'Tis Tin 



Pishcash. 



said termes, in his own name for the B' Hon blc Comp as ace' but that he Still endea- Portugues 
vour to lessen the Pishcash, as much as possibly, & not to exceed anything, if the tuTcwi °°* 
Govern 1 ' 8 should play their usuall tricks, as he has now done with the Portuguezes, reed 
who already has given him Pag 500, And that no Pishcash be given him, till the 
Seer Lascars Cowl, bee delivered us. 

A Generall Letter to M r John Davis Chief &c a att Coodaloor dated this day, Generaii to 
'immediatly to dispatch away the Pearl Frigat read and past. Coodaloor. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will: Feasee. 
John Staeles Sec 17 

S r John Biggs delivers a paper uf Memorandums of Ship Andaluzia which is g. 
enter'd in the coppy book of Letters rec d from the R* Hon We Comp\ Paper con- 

1 w cerning 

Ship Anda- 

Rec a a Letter from Ahadadoo Cawn & Valledadoo Cawn to the President, con- ™*' ev feom 
gratulating his coming to the Governm 1 &c a . Ahadadoo 

Att a Consultation Estiiao 

Present 

• 

Elihu Yale Esq/ Beesidknt & Govebnoue Sattueday 

M R John Gbay M a G. 

M R John Littleton M r Thomas Wavell 
M R Nath Higginson M r William Feasee. 

The Warehouskeeper was again reminded to use all possible hast for the Warehous- 
unlading the Williamson, & order'd to lade on the Rovall James the following uXdf the*" 
goods & treasure Viz'. ^-son. 

laden on the 

Eoyall 

James. 

For Coodaloor ffactory to pay off the R 4 Hon bl " Comp 1,s debts Viz'. K'iEfcy 

30 Chests Silver. 

30 Bales broad cloth red, they having already many of green, the 
Merchants will not bee perswaded to take off any more. 
5 Bales Cloth Rashes. 



116 



BecorcU of Fort St. George. 



[6th.] 



■FORT ST- GEORGE, AUGUST 168? 



For 

Conime 



ForVizagapa- 
tam Factory. 



Factory. 



4 Bales Perpetuanos. 
% Bale broad cloth fine. 
4 Chests Corall Gregio. 
4 Boxes Branch Corall. 
50 Coils Cordage of Severall Sorts & Sizes. 

For Conimeer ffactory Viz*. 
20 Chests Silver. 
25 Bales broad Cloth red, they having also much green by them. 

4 Bales Cloth Rashes. 

3 Bales Perpetuanos 3 Chests Corall Gregio. 

2 Boxes branch Corall 2 bales broad Cloth fine and to bee laden on. 
the Williamson the following goods & treasure Viz*. 

For Vizagapatam Factory Viz*. 

5 Chests Silver. 

2 half peeces Scarlett. 

1 Bale Aurora. 

2 Bales red. 

1 Bale green. 

n0 Coils Cordage of Severall Sorts. 

50 Piggs lead. 
and also that a Chest of wine & a barrill of Mum, bee Sent to each of the foregoing 
ffactorys, & they advised to husband itt well, & to buy or charge no more, to the 
R' Hon ble Comp ils ace* then what shall bee sent them from hence, having formerly 
too much exceeded therein. 



For the Bay 
of Bengali. 



For the Bay of Bengali Viz*. 

12 Chests Silver. 

-| Bale broad Cloth fine. 

1 Bale Aurora. 
4 Bales red. 

2 Bales green. 

50 Barrills Gunpowder. 

2 Mortars. 

400 Shells. 

1000 Shott. 

200 Musketts. 

1 Candy Match &c a . 

2 Chests wine & 2 Barrills Mi 



TheKt 

Honble 

Compis 

Servants 

acquainted 

with their 

Settlemt. 

The Rt 

Honble 

Corapas 

Servants 

acquainted 

with their 

orders. 

Encharged 

to a Strict 

discharge 

of their 

duties. 

Mr Davis 

designe 

of going- for 

England. 



The R' Hon bIe Comp :ls ffactors & "Writers were sent for to the Councill & 
acquainted with our Settling them in their Severall employments, which was done 
with all due consideration to their Standings & understandings, & the President 
having discoursed] them of what the R* Hon ble Comp u orders that concern'd them, 
encharged to them a strict discharge of their duties, more especially those essentiall 
parts fidellity frugality and dilligence, their Stations & employm ts as enter'd next 
after this Consultation. 



M r John Davis Chief of Coodaloor, having in his Letter of date the 20 th June 
last, advised us that he intended home, by the January Ships, or sooner if his 
business will permit, & oppertunity presented, and M v William Cawley having 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



117 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, AUGUST, 1687. 

exhibited a charge against him, for Severall irregularities acted by him att 
Coodaloor, which was began & partly examined in President Gyffords time, but 
some disputes & troubles happening in that Government, 'twa3 then thought 
necessary to suspend the examination, till another oppertunity, & to send M 1 ' Davis 
again thether, to accommodate those differences, which another less experienced 
therein, could not then so well do, but M r Davis being now design'd home, 'tis requi- 
site that charge bee throughly [sic] examined, & concluded by us, & also to provide 
that the R* Hon ble Comp as affairs there, bee not left in disorder, And M 1 ' Nicks 
being appointed by the R' Hon hle Company Chief of Madapollam, which Factory 
wee having thought fitt to withdraw att present from the troubles of the Mogull, 
and severall other reasons, 'tis agreed & order' d that the Said M' John Nicks be 
Chief of Coodaloor, and that he go as soon thether as possibly he can, to take the 
charge of the Factory, from M r Davis, and carry on the business, there, And if itt 
shall be thought convenient to resettle Madapollam Factory after ours and the 
Country troubles be over, that Said M r Nicks have the liberty of removing to that 
Chiefship, according to the R f Hon ,,le Comp aB orders ; M r Nicks was sent for to the 
Councill, and acquainted with their order about him, but hee desired to beo allow'd 
to consider of itt till next Consultation day, when he would bring his answer 

Eliho Yale. 

John Gbay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry> . "Will : Fraser. 



Settlement of the R 4 Hon ble Comp as Servants. 

The hon ble Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour. 

RicH d Farmer writer. 
( Henry Mose Merchant. 
Francis Bett 



M 1 ' John Gray 
Accomptant 



M 1 John 

Littleton. 
M r William 

Fraser. 



Assistants. 



John Butter 
feild, 



4 



writers. 



Att the Warehouse Vis 



Warehous- 
keepers 



f" Henry Alford Merchant. 

Assistants. < Edw d . Tredcroft Factor. 

[Gabriell Roberts writer. - 



Att the Custome house Viz 1 



writers. 



M r Robert Freeman Sea Custome ... Giles Litcott Factor. 

. , ■ „«. Q , I . . •'. i [Francis Willcox. 

John Hill Searcher, j Assistants. ( g amuell 0wen 

John Pitt Receiver ... Assistant ... Thomas Wright writer. 
M r Thomas Wavell 
Mintmaster & Storekeep. 



Assistant 



George Wingfeild writer. 



M r Nathaniel 1 Hig- 1 
ginson Paymaster. J 
30 



Paymasters Office Viz 
Assistants 



f Charles [Fost]er \ 
\ Thomas Jordan. J 



[6th.] 

A charge 
exhibited 
formerly 
against him 
by Mr. 
Cawley. 
Partly 
examin'd iu 
President 
GyfEord's 
time. 

Reason for 
Suspending 
the examin- 
ation. 

To be 

througly [sic] 
examined & 
concluded. 
That the 
Rt Honble 
Compas 
affairs may 
not be left in 
disorder. 
Mr Nicks to 
go Chief of 
Coodaloor. 
To take the 
oharge of the 
Factory from 
Mr Davis. 
Mr Nicks to 
have liberty 
to remove to 
Madapollam. 
Mr Nioks 
acquainted 
therewith. 
He desires 
to consider 
of itt till 
next Consul- 
tation day. 



Settlement of 
the Rt 
Honble 
Companys 
Servants. 



118 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[6th.] 



-FORT St- GEORGE, AUGUST, 1687. 
Land Custome house Viz 1 



M r William 
Fraser. 



John Stables 
Secretary. 



Land Customer "| 
& to receive > 
the revenues. J 



Assistants. 



fZouch Trough- 
< ton. 
l_ William Proby. 



"writers. 



Secretarys Office Viz* 



under him. 



Edward Barron. 
Stephen Mabb. 
Samuell Gyfford 
Heighs Til[son.J 



Att Conimeer Factory Viz' 



-writers. 



John Willcox Chief, 
Rioh d Brereton 2 d 
Simon Holcombe 3 rd 
John Devett 4 th 



Councill. 



fJohn Price. 
<^ Bdw d King. 
[Sam 11 Whitby. 



writers. 



M r John Davis Chief. 
M r Ralph Ingram 2 d 
M r Christop Willson 3' 
M r Robert Cranwell 4' 



Att Coodaloor Factory Viz* 



TGrimstone Luckin.~j 
Councill. < Vecessimus I writers. 

Griffith. 



Att Vizagapatam Factory Viz 1 



M r Richard Browne Chief. 
M r Daniell Gyfford 2 d 
M r William Hall 3 d 
M 1 ' Charles ffleetwood 4 th 



Councill. 



J Francis Charleton. 
I John Oneal. 



writers. 



Monday 



Concerning 
the Settle- 
ment on the 
West Coast. 
Why not 
Settled att 
Priaman. 



Forced by 
Capt. Will- 
shaws per- 
versneBS to 
settle where 
they did- 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour 
M R John Gray S r John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M k Thomas Wavell 
M E Nath Higginson M e William Fraser. 

Having often considered & debated upon the R* Hon ble Companys Settlement 
& affairs on the West Coast of Sumatra, as also their Severall arguments & orderp 
thereon, in their Generall to us, & more particularly upon that unhappy error, of 
not settling first att Priaman, according to our intention, & agreement with the 
Lords, and Governours of those parts, which M 1 ' Ord &o a had sufficient orders for, 
& might have Leen well effected, notwithstanding the Dutch their presettlement, 
or the lateness of that Monsoon, had Cap* Francis Willshaw followed the orders 
given him by us & them, but his disputes & aversion to the voyage, when here, 
with an ambition of raising a fame to himself, by a new Settlement, as by his 
Letter of [Lacuna in th* original] to M r Benjamin Bloome, when att Bencoolen, 
where he threatens & declares no less, also M r Ords letter to the President, com- 
plaining of the Same, & that by his perversness, they were necessitated to settle 
where they did, nor would he go hence without some liberty was given, (if they 
could not reach Priaman) to Settle elce where, to discharge his Ship of the numer- 
ous passengers, that disturb'd & pester'd him, which he alledg'd he had not suffi- 
cient water, nor accommodation for long, they also shaped the course of their 
voyage here, telling us they must of necessity make the North head of Sumatra, 
or 'twas not possible to fetch Priaman, which wee could not contradict, being 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 119 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST, 1687. [8th. 



more their charge & profession then ours, though itt proved an unfortunate What before 
mistake, Thus much wee (then of Oouncill) write only to Satisfie our R* Hon ble wertOwwtto 
Masters of the truth of the action, & not to sully the memory or disturb the Satisfie the 
ashes of that worthy Commander; But the R 4 Hon ble Comp a have taken such care compa. ' e 
in their Charterparties, aa will prevent the like mistakes for the future. 

Our last advices from Bencoolen & Indrapoora, was [sic] of Dece 1 ', February & Advices from 
June, p the Roy all James & Rose Frigat, when M r Bloom writes us, that the R' c h oa 8 T e8t 
Hon ble Comp as affairs go on more ourrantly, & have greater hopes of a prosperous By the assist. 
Settlement then ever, by the favour & assistance of a powerf nil King, called Jena- napttw»n ea ' 
patwan, lately come from the inland parts thether, in kindness to our Settlem 1 & affairs go on 
revenge to the Dutch, who he Saies has greatly disobliged him, promising to Settle ^There'™ 1 ' 
us well, & securely, in what port of the Island wee please, provided wee furnish 
him with Shipping for their transport & guard, they also write us of the dispatch Kambow dis- 
of the Rainbow the 29 th March last with a Cargo of Pepper for England, and that patcht thence 
they have near 700 Bahar by them, & about 50000 Dollars, which they hoped to the 29th Sland 
invest in Pepper, itt daily coming in by meanes of this new Kings great authority, M aroh last. 
But that the place was still extreamly unhealthy, having buried near [Lacuna in 
the original] out of [Lacuna in the original] brought thether by the Herbert, James of Pepper and 
& Berkeley Castle, & that there was none but himself alive of the Council!, & but soooo Dollars 
[Lacuna in the original] Souldiers, & most of them sick & weak, & few or none left areatm'or- 
of the numerous company of black people & Artificers of all Sorts, carried with aii'ty att 
them, by the Resolution & Defence, & that they were in great want of Supplys & among the 

Assistants. Souldiers. 

From Indrapoora they advise us, of a great mortallity among the rest M 1 Mortaiuty att 
Potts & M r duJardin, however that the place is much healthier, then Bencoolen, «„™ 1 n oor 1 a " 
but all allow Priaman to exceed both for Scituation & trade, but that those parts thior then 
afford more Pepper, that they greatly want accommodation for themselves, & I™ ™ 1 ™" 
goods to defend them from the danger of Enemies & weather, That the Dutch had ceeds both. 
landed a great number of Dutchmen, & Buggeses Souldiers there who threatned ^^"l^l 
ruin to the Emperour, if our people were not turn'd off the place, but the luckey att lndra- 
arrivall of the Royall James, dispersed them all ; M r Thomas Stubbs who was P°° ra - 

n ■ i at » i •»*• -i i • -i l i t i Dutchmen 

sent on Said Ship to Manduta, to provide pepper, where he procured no more, then and Buggeses 
Bahar 33| with which they came hither, with their Indrapoora Stock, of 2 Chests f^^" 8 
of Silver, & 51 Bales of Cloth, the Ship having lost 70 of her men, & the rest Dispersed by 
arrived here, in a poor weak condition, They advise the Berkeley Castle was att ja^g 8 0ya11 
Indrapoora, where they intended to keep her some time, for a guard Ship, but the What brought 
Priaman Frigat arriving, wee suppose they dispatcht the Berkeley Castle, to the *™ t ™ Man - ■• 
Bay as order'd, and though they write nothing of itt, M r Stubbs tells us that they Eoyaii James. 
took out the greatest part of her Treasure, att Indrapoor[a,] though M r Bloom att o»3tertt 
Bencoolen, had consign'd itt to the Bay, so that att both places, they have a con- indrapoora. 
siderable Stock for the provission of Pepper. swotTrriv 

ing Suppose 
she is gdne to 
the Bay. 
Treasure 
taken out att 
Indrapoora. 
Considerable 
Stock at both 
places. 

Upon consideration of the foregoing advices, as also of our present circum- Consideration 
stances, both here & att the Bay, wee do agree & resolve as folio weth Viz'. of the fore- 

•" ° going adnoes. 

That the Nugdee the prize Ship taken by the Dragon now call'd the Two Frigats 
Success ffrigat, & the Madras ffrigat, be immediatly dispatcht to patent to" the 
Bencoolen & Indrapoora, with a Stock of 48,000 R ,lN f all the Surat ^st Coast. 
black & white Baf taes, brought here by the Loyall Adventure from t0 be^adenSn 
Mindanao the 51 Bales of black & white Long Cloth & Sallampores, them. 
by mistake return'd from Indrapoora & Manduta upon the Royall 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[8th.] 

To be order' d 
to provide 
Pepper for 

two or three 
great Ships. 



Factors &ca 
to db Sent on 
them. 

190 slaves to 
be sont on 
dto. 

Also Handi- 
crafts and 
1-eo.is. 



Also stores 
and provi- 
sions. 

Necessity of 
hastening the 
said Erigats 
dispatch. 
Warehouse- 
keeper, &ca. 
order'd to 
expedite all 
things. 
Mr. Bloom 
ion., to have 
liberty to 
keep said 
Two Frigats. 
Present to be 
provided for 
the West 
Coast. 
Leaden 
Pattys 
coyned att 
Beucoolen. 
Copper Cash 
to be sent 
them. 

How muoh to 
be vallued 



-FORT S^ GEORGE, AUGUST, 1687, 



James, also what of the Surat prise goods are propper for those 
Marketts, & that with this & their former Stock, they bee order'd 
to provide all the pepper they possibly can, to be in readiness foi 
the two or three great Ships wee shall send them in December or 
January next, which they must certainly expect, & therfore to use 
their utmost endeavours not to fail us therin. That on these two 
Ships bee also Sent them, all the Factors Writers or any other 
English, wee can encourage, perswade or press to go, by reason of 
their great want there, though we hope the supply on the Priaman 
Frigat stands good & well, also that one hundred Slaves bee sent 
them on both Ships they being by the famine, extreamly cheap, 
also many by lis, & that as many handicrafts, & Peons do go, as wee 
can prevail with, & rather then fail, to give them more then ordi- 
nary encouragm 1 . And that the two Vessells ladings bee compleated 
with bricks, tyles palmeiras, reepers, &c a necessaries for building, 
the want of w ch wee beleive has been the chief occation of their 
Sickness, that they have been often advised thereof, That also be 
Sent them what stores <£ provissions, wee can Spare or procure in the 
Short time of their Stay, itt being of absolute necessity, to hasten 
their dispatch, as well for the advantage of an early Monsoon, as 
that they may have sufficient time, for the provission of so great a 
quantity of Pepper, as our Ships will require, The warehouskeeper, 
Paymaster & Storekeeper, are therefore order'd to expedite all 
things in their charges, towards the dispatch of the Success & 
Madras ffrigats, for the "West Coast of Sumatra. That M 1 ' Bloom 
&c a may have liberty to keep these two vessells, for their Service & 
Guard, or send them back to us laden with Pepper. 



May be of 
great help to 
the Souldiers. 
The Inscrip- 



said 



Cash. 



Mr. Johnston 
to hasten the 
Staaips for 
Silvoiooynes. 



Orderd that the Present bee provided & Sent to the new Emperour M r Bloom 
desires, Viz' a Quittasol with Silver & a Diamond Ring. 

Whereas M r Benjamin Bloom advises from Bencoolen, that the great King 
lately come down thether, had order'd the coyning of Leaden Pettys to go amongst 
the English, & promises to call them in, when the English shall Send another 
Coyn thether, therefore to prevent itt growing to a Custome. 'Tis agreed & 
order'd (copper being very cheap now in Town) that four or five Candy be bought 
and coyned into Cash, of Twenty to a ffanam, which is Fifty to a Ryall, and four 
hundred to a Dollar, which may bee of great help to the Souldiers there, they 
having yet no Less pieces of Coyn of ours them[«/c] Silver Ryalls, which occations 
provissions & other things to bee dearer to them, then otherwise 'twould bee, had. 
they lesser Coyn, The Inscription thereon to be the R* Hon ble Companys mark on 
the one Side, and on the reverse the English Company in Arrabeck Characters, 
and that there be as many made, as possible can bee, before the departure of the 
Ships for the West Coast. 

And that M 1 James Johnson th*> Assay Master doe hasten the Stamps for 
Silver Coynes as formerly order'd him. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat Higginson. 

Will : Frasee. 



John Stables Sec'* 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 121 



FORT ST- GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. rg TH< ] 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaioor dated the 4 th Instant acknowledging the General] 
receipt of P 23l>0 sent them overland the p m0 Ins*. \ T ™ Cooda- 

Ship Cesar Joseph "Wale Master arrived from Trimlevas. 8 >"p o S ar 

r r from T.im- 

Att a Consultation Extrao 
Prevent 

Elthu Yalk Esqr President & Governour t 

M K John Gray Sr John Biggs 9 ' 

M H John Littleton M b Thomas Wavell 

M E Nath Higginson M R William Fraser. 

The Councill sent for most of the R* Hon ble Companys Servants that could ®™ d '7 per - 
bee spared, also some freemen, to discours and order their going to Sumatra, by courst 
the Success & Madras ffrigats, to whom was used all the arguments, & encourag- ^ o bont g° in s 
ments wee could think of Representing the necessity & danger, the R' Hon ble Argumts 
Comp as affairs were under in those parts for want of assistants, to carry on *enoonrag<- 
a business which was of great import to them, & the Nation, and that their Obiigea by 
Covenants & duties, oblidge them to obedience, in what we judg'd necessary to d ? t ?. t0 
order them, They were also promised a considerable en crease of their Sallarys, Encreaseof 
& that wee would provide them all convenient necessarys they could desire, And their . sa JJ ai r 
would send materialls & order the building commodious houses , fitting for Lodging None could 
& business, to Secure them from the heats & rains, the want whereof wee beleive, ^p™™ 1 ^ 
hath been the great occation of the loss of So many there, But all wee could say, 
could not prevail with any to go, upon these Ships, but M r Rich' 1 Knipe who is ^e^iT 
particularly obliged thereto, by his Covenants, The rest makeing Severall evasive Covenants, 
excuses for their going att present, but promise fairly for the future, But all in A]1 pereons 
generall both .Factors, Soldiers & Natives have a great aversion thereto, by reason averse to 
of the unhealthiness of the place which from the many late bills of mortallity gJlng ' 
thence, deters them from adventuring their lives, And to force them, we have n order nor 
neither order nor inclination, since there can bee little good expected from com- fo^them t° 
pulsive Service if wee have not their hearts, their hands will be of little use, & wee g°. 
are still in hopes to bee yet successfull with Some, before the departure of the H °pes to be 
Ships, But the following persons being recommended by the R* Hon b,e Comp a to withlonie 
Serve them att the West Coast, were more particularly discoursed thereon Viz*. before tbe 

1 J departure of 

the Ships. 
Persons 
recommended 
by the Et. 
, Honble Comp 

togodiscourst 

M r John Cheney late of this Councill, & of along Standing and experience att Mr - Jobn . 
Bantam, & tbe Pepper trade, & perfect in the Malay language, was much desired cou^t 7 
to go Dep ty Governour of the West Coast (M r Benjamin Bloom often desiring His answer 
to return) and that he should have all the eneouragment, wee could give f Ven 
him therein, as also the great Sallary appointed to that imploy, he being in our 
opinions the fittest person wee have to Send therein, But he gave us for answer, 
That the R* Hon bl( ' Comp a having entertain' d a displeasure against him, he knew not 
upon what occation, & doub[t~|ed they would displace him thence too, & therefore 
desired to be excused going, till he heard their farther pleasure concerning him, 
having sent them a full & just ace* of his voyage to Mindanao, which when they 
were satisfied in, he was ready to serve them, where they or we pleas[ed]. 

M 1 ' William Cawley also desired to bee excused going, now, by reason he had Mr - William 
wrot for, & expected his wife by next Ships, & that his concerns was abroad on counf/he'ex. 
voyages, & little left to carry with him. cuses going. 

And M r Moody requested our forbearance till next oppertunity for that upon Mr. Moody 
his being order'd for Persia, upon Ship Dragon, he had carried all his concernes f" the^™" 5 
with him, but going aboard the prize Ship, (they had taken) they were by stress Bent - 
31 



122 



Records of Fort St. 



[9th.] 

TheBt Hon- 
ble Compa to 
be advised of 
the difficulty 
to get any to 
go- 
To send sup- 
plies from 
England to 
the West 
Coast. 
P 300 to be 
sent to Coni- 
meer. 

Mr Nicks ac- 
cepts the 
Chiefship 
of Coodaloor. 
His going 
thether not to 
deprive him 
of the Chief- 
ship of 
Madapolla. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. 



of weather parted from the Dragon, & forced hither, without so much as Cloths 
or necessarys, but that he would readily go, by the first oppertuuity after the 
Dragons arrivall, which we every day expecting excuse him till then, But upon 
the whole matter we find 'twill bee very difficult to get any to go to the West 
Coast, from hence, att least not sufficient for the business there, and that the R' 
Hon ble Comp a bee advised thereof, as also to send servants directly from England 
thether, or under Covenants to go from hence. 

Orderd that Pag 300 be Sent by M r John Willcox to Conimeer Factory, 
having run in debt Some months for their expences. 

M r John Nicks brought his answer to the Councill, that since wee thought fitt 
to appoint him the charge of Coodaloor Factory he Submitted thereto, and that itt 
should bee his greatest care, to mannage ail things to the R* Hon ble Company's 
advantage, & satisfaction, But desired that his going thether, might not deprive 
him of the R' Hon ble Company's kindness, in ordering him Chief of Madapollam, 
which the Councill assured him, should bee att his choice, when wee resettled 
there. 

Elihtj Yale. 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
Tho : Wavkll. 
Nat : Higginson.. 
Will : Prases. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



General! to 
Coodaloor. 

10. 

Two 

Generalls 
from Cooda- 
loor. 



Thursday, 
11. 



Generall to 
Bengali, 



Generall to 
Vizagapatam. 



Mr Higgin- 
sods report of 
18 Ingotts of 



Generall to Coodaloor dated this day approved and signed. 

Rec d two Generalls from Coodaloor dated 6 th and 7 th Instant giving an ace' 
of Timmagee Pontolo's Stoping their goods, & not permitting them to Ship them 
off. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 
Elihu Yale Esq" President & Govern" 
M K John Gray S e John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M r Thomas Wavell 
M E Nath Higginson M u William Eraser 
A Generall to Bengali dated this day read & past, with what directions could 
bee given in the R' Hon ble Comp^ affaires, having had no advices from them Since 
the 28 th ffebruary. 

A Generall to Vizagapatam dated this day read & past with order to pay 2^-p 
Cent Custome, outward & 2-J p Cent Inward, with Instructions in their affaires, 
also M r Daniell Gyfford & M r William Hall Sent thether second and third of 
Councill. 

M r Higginson Mintrnaster gave into Council!, the following report of the 18 
Ingots of Gold delivered into the Mint viz'. 



That of the 18 Ingots of Gold in Chest N°. A p the Williamson, 11 Ingots 
Viz' N° 1. 2. 7. 8. 10. 11. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. are found by the Braminee so eager 
(so mixed with Lead, Some with Tin, & some with brass) that they can- 
not make a certaine Assay of them, nor Coyne them, till they have fined them by 
burning, & that he acquainted M 1 ' Johnson therewith, who upon viewing the Said 
Ingots, did undertake, to toughen them, by melting with Borax &c a ingredients, 
and M r Johnson, being; then in a probable way of recovery, M r Higginson hop'd in 
a short time, he might have been able to attend the business att the Mint, but 
yesterday M 1 ' Johnson relapsed into a Flux & Feaver, and declares, that he cannot 
give any directions for the toughning that Gold, unless himself were present, Itt is 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 123 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. £ 11th> -j 

order' d that M r Gray & M r Fraser go to day to M r Johnson, to advise what 
must bee done about the Gold, and according to his answer, and condition, either 
to wait longer for his recovery, or proceed upon coyning of the Gold by the 
Braminees. 

Least the Madras Frigat should loos her voyage to the West Coast, 'tis Madras ffri- 
order'd that she bee Sent for from Coodaloor, & be dispatcht togeather with the fo*f° ^ sent 
Success Frigat, & to lade Salt upon her. Coodaioorto 

go to Soma- 



The Corall Merchants having been often treated with, about the Corall beads Coraii 



cbts treated 



& Amber, brought upon Ship "Williamson, & consigned to M r Rodrigues &c a and 
not being able to bring them to any tearms of advantage upon itt, besides they Coraii beads 
required four months time for payment. The Counciil considering the danger of m/bo^w ° f 
trusting strangers these troublesome times for a very small advantage, thought itt s ues - 
better to return the Said Corall, and Amber to M r Rodrigues &c a which was accor- to^made 8 ^ 
dingdv order'd & done. on ift - 

° J Considera- 

tion there- 
upon. 

Better to bee 
returned. 
Order'd and 
returned. 

Order'd that M r Thomas Wavell go aboard the Ships Royall James & William- Mr waveii to 
son, & muster their companys as usuall, and report itt to the Counciil. shlpVcom" 

panys. 

There being Some goods damaged aboard the Williamson, 'tis order'd that the Damaged 
Warehouskeeper and Assistants, do examine them well, whether occation'd by the wnnlms^nto 
Ship or otherwise, & give the Counciil their opinions thereon, that the damage be examined. 
may bee charged accordingly : be made* to 

the Counciil. 

Cap* John Wetwang acquainting the Counciil, of his great want of money, to Capt Wet- 
provide necessarys for his Ship, he desired we would furnish him, according to his ^charter- 8 
agreement in Charterparty, which being to pay him 1500 R 118 f payable by his party mony. 

Owners in England att 6 : 6 p Dollar, the Warehouskeeper is accordingly order'd Order'd to be 
to pay him 1500 R" 9 f taking his receipt for them. P aidh.m. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

3~: Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Feasee. 

Generall to Coodaloor, & a Letter from the President to Timmage Pontolo, 12. 
about his Stoping the R* Hon bla Comp ftS goods, both dated this day approved and ooSaJoor & 

signed. Letter to 

Timmage 
Pontolo. 

A Generall to Wolf Hendrick Van Kalneyn Commissary and Governour of 13. 
Trincombar dated this day read & approved, To recall severall English he keeps overall 
there by force, Also to demand satisfaction for the injuries done a Ship called the ba r rriI1COm ' 
CaUicut Merch* which their Ships assaulted, and robb'd in her voyage to Persia, 
& by her long detention, lost her designed voyage. 

Re'c d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 9 tl] Instant advising that the Stop Generall 
put upon their Shipping off their Bales by Timmage Pontolo, hinder'd their i£! mCooda " 
dispatch of the Pearle Frigat as order'd. 

This afternoon between two and three died Cap 1 John Wetwang Commander 14. 
of Ship Royall James. Capt vvet. 

waug died. 



124 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[14th.] 

Letter from 
Mogulls 
Nabob & 
from Coje 
Abanus. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687, 



Rec rt a Letter from the Mogulls Nabob to the President wherein he referrsto 
Avanees Letter, which gives an ace* of the delivery of the Presidents letter, 
& abstract of wrongs rec' 1 in Bengali, to the Mogull, of the hopes there was of 
Satisfaction to bee made and an accommodation of the differences in the Bay. 



Air a Consultation 



Munday 
15. 



Capt Wet- 
wang buried. 
Capt Cook 



Comander. 
His majties 
Comission 
delirer'd him. 
Comission 
& dispatch 
deliver'd. 
A Ship & 
Boat of Paddy 
come into the 
Road. 

Order'd to be 
brought 
aBhoar& Sold 
att the pub- 
Hck Bank- 
sal I. 

P. 1CO0O 
ready coyn'd 
in the Mint. 
Rt Honble 
Com pas debts 
to be cleared. 
Capt 
Warners 
requests to 
Stay here 
being ex- 
treamly sick. 
Granted him 
to Stay. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Gover r 

M R Joh\ Gray S r John Biggs 

M R Jobn Littleton *M R Thomas Wavell 

M R Nath Higginson M r William Fraser. 

Capt John "Wetwang deceasing yesterday was this day buried in his Fathers 
Tomb, & Cap 4 Richard Cook according to the R 4 Hon ble Comp as orders, confirmed 
Commander of Ship Royall James, & his Maj 4 - vs Commission to Cap' Wetwang or 
succeeding Commander of Ship Hoyall James delivered him ; Also the President & 
Councills Commission (enter'd next after this Consultation) & dispatch for his 
voyage to the Southward. 

A Ship & Boat of Paddy coming into this Road, which upon examination 
were found to belong to Some of the Citty Inhabitants who by the Laws of nature 
are oblig'd to support the place that protects them, in consideration whereof & the 
great necessity we are in, 'tis order'd that the Paddy bee brought ashoar, & that 
the Owners doe sell itt, att the markett price, att the publick Banksall, that the 
poor may partake thereof. 

The Mint Master advising that there was Pag 10,000 ready coyned in the 
Mint, 'tis order'd that the Severall persons we are indebted to, upon the R 4 Hon Dle 
Comp a9 ace* bee Sent for tomorrow morning, to bring in their Bills, make up 
their Acco" 8 of Intrest thereon, & discha^-ge their debts. 

Cap 4 Richard Warner being extreamly Sick & weak, sent a paper of request 
to the Councill (as enter'd after this Consultation) desiring wee would permitt his 
Stay here behind his Ship, he not being able to proceed the voyage, which is granted 
him, and we are sorry for the occation, beleiving the R 4 Hon ble Comp a will Suddenly 
loos a faithfull, wise, and good Servant of him, 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



15. 

Tho. 

Stnbbs paper 
of the West 
Coast. 
Coppy Capt 
Cooks Com- 
mission & 
Dispatch. 



The President delivers a Paper of Thomas Stubbs, being a brief ace 4 of the 
West Coast, enter'd in the Letter book rec d . 

To Cap 4 Richard Cook 

Com dr of Ship Royall James. 
Your late Commander Cap 4 John Wetwang being deceased the Command & 
charge of bis Ship Royall James devolves on yourself, by order of the R 4 Hon ble 
East India Comp" & her Owners, which wee hereby confirm, Ordring all persons 
whatsoever belonging to her, to obey you their Commander, & having order'd the 
Ship to the Southward to lade Grain for the Supply of the Garrison, which wee 
Suppose may bee att Carricall, wee would have you in your way to touch att 
Trincombar, & either your Self or Chief Officer, togoe ashoar, & deliver our Packet 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 125 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. . [15th.] 

to the Hon b,e Wollff Hendrick VonKalneyn Commissary Generall & Governour 
of the Fort of Trincombar, itt being according to his Majesties Royall Proclamation, 
herewith deliver'd you, to demand the Englishmen there, whom wee are informed 
he detaines by force, aboard their Ships, therefore in case of his refusing to deliver 
our men, that then you obey & pursue the Commission from the King of England 
directed to your Said Cap* & his Successors, for examining & taking them from 
aboard their Ships, according to the import of that Commission, which wee herewith 
deliver you, Successor to Cap' Wetwang, & that you pay all such just & reasonable 
debts as have been contracted by the Said Englishmen att Trincombar, which wee 
shall repay you, & you must also See, that their wages bee duly paid them, for 
their Service att Trincombar. 

Wee also Commission you to take & Seize what Ships you meet with, belonging 
to the Mogul], or King of Siam, and to bring or Send them hither, in charge of 
such prudent persons (as you will bee accomptable for their just & civill deportment) 
with their entire Cargoes, to bpe examined by the Court of Admiralty. Dated att 
Fort S* George in the Citty of Madras the 15 th day of Aug st Anno 1687. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

John Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Thomas Wavell. 

NATH HlGGlNSON. 

William F baser. 

Fort S'- George, Aug 8 *- 15* h 1687. co PP yCa P t 
To the Hon bl ' J Elihu Yale Esq r Warners 

President &c a Councill. reques . 

Since itt hath pleased God to vissitt me with a long & tedious Sickness, which 
hath render'd me altogeather incapable of Serving the R' Hon ble Comp a or perform- 
ing any part of my charge aboard, this is humbly to request the favour of your 
Hon r &c u Councill, that I may remaine here on Shoar, for the recovery of my 
health, of which att present, (without Gods extraordinary blessing & assistance) I 
have little or no hopes. I remaine 

Hon b,e &c a Your hon ls &c a most humble Serv* 
Richard Warner. 

This afternoon att two a Clock died Thomas Stubbs one of the R' Hon ble 15, 
Companies writers. Thomas 

Att a Consultation Extrao stnbbs died ' 



Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour Tuesday 

M R S R John Biggs 16 

M R M R Thomas Wavell 

M R Nath Higginson M r William Fraser. 

M r Thomas Lucas late Warehouskeeper his Accompts of the Warehouse for warehous 
the months of May, June & July read & past in presence of the late President. acctaforMay, 

M r John Nicks late Customer his Ace* of Sea Custome &c a for the month of elastomers' 
July read & past in presence of the late President Viz* 
Sea Custome 
Anchoridge ... 
Register of Houses & Slaves 









accts for 








July. 


ig° 253 


30 


74 




50 


18 


— 




1 


26 


— 




P 306 


02 


7<i 





126 Records of Fort St. George. 

[16th.] -FORT St- GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. 

storekeepers M r John Cheney Storekeeper his ace' of Stores bought Sold & expended for 

June f0 ' the month of June read & past in presence of the late President. 

Report of tbe M r Thomas Wavell reports the Muster of Ship Royall James men to bee 46 

sSTcom- living 74 dead 41 ran away, of Ship Williamsons to bee 105 living 1 dead 

pany. 9 run away. 

Mr Mood to Order'd that M 1 ' Ambross Moody do take the charge of Steward esteeming 

bo steward, him a fitting person for that imploy. 

Thomas Con- Order'd that M r Thomas Constable go on the Royall James, to take cai'e of. 

stable to go wna t provissions &c a shall be laden on her. 

on the Royall l 

Postacripis Postscripts to the General! 8 to Bengali & Vizagapatam (of the 11 th Instant) 

to Bengali & dated this day read and past. 

Vizagapatam ELIHg y^ 

John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
Will : Fraser. 
John Stables Sec ,v . 

17. Gen lls to Coodaloor & Conimeer dated this day read approved & sent w th 

r^V -* Invoyces & Bills of Lading of what laden on the Royall James. 

Conimeer. 

William- Ship Williamson's dispatch to Vizagapatam & Bengali dated this day approved, 

"?'*«**■ Signed & delivered, 
rapt-, Richd This morning died Cap* Richard Warner Com dr of the Williamson. 

Warner died. 

Directions to Directions to M r Thomas Constable in his voyage on the Royall James 

Tho Con- approved signed & delivered to him with P 200 for buying of provissions for use 
P200 deii-ver- of this Garrison. - 

ed him - Att a Consultation 



son 



Consider- 
ation upon 
Mr Higgin- 
sons report. 



rder 



Present 
Elihd Yale Esq b President & Govern* 
|° DRSDAT M R John Gray S r John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M e Thomas Wavell 
M fi Nath Higgjnson M r William Phaser. 

Upon further consideration on the Mintmaster M r Higginsons report, given in 
the 11 th Instant, when M r Gray & M r Fraser were desired to discourse the Assay 
Master M 1 Johnson, about toughning the eager Gold now in the Mint, who being still 
ill of his Flux, gave them a mixture of Powder, with advice to put itt into the Gold 
when melted in a good heat, which was the best way he knew to refine itt, and 
that no more time be lost in its Coynage, 'Tis order'd that M r Gray, M 1 ' Higginson 

there upon. & M 1 ' Mose do this af ternoon melt down two Ingots of Gold, & try this experi- 
ment, which if not effectuall, then to order the Minters to refine itt, there being 
little hopes of the Assay Masters suddain recovery. 

Success Order'd the Warehouskeeper to lade the Success Frigat for the West 

ftrigat to be Coast, & that she bee well man'd & provissions put aboard sufficient for her voyage, 

souidiersto & that 12 Souldiers be Sent aboard her. 

be Sent on 
her. 

Ca P t Richd Cap* Richard Warner deceasing yesterday was this day decently Interr'd, 

bnrieiT w ^ a ^ res P e °ts due to so worthy a Commander, & M v Stephen Ashby the Chief 

Mr-Stephen Mate being to succeed in the comand of the Ship, by order of the R' Hon ble 

Succeed Comp" and his Majesties Commission with our Order 1 hereupon (enter'd next 

Comnander. after this Consultation) was delivered> & M r William Fraser order'd to go aboard. 

His Mujtys 
Commission 
& onr Order 
deliver'd 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 127 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. [18th] 

to confirm Mm Commander, & that they pay him due obedience in all things Mr Fraser to 
relating to his Command, and their duty, c^nfirnThim. 

Elihtj Yale. 

John Gkay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fbaser, 

To Cap' Stephen Ashby 

Com dr of Ship "Williamson. 
Your late Commander Cap* Richard Warner, being deceased the command <?°. ppy , Cap * 
& charge of Ship Williamson, devolves on your Self, by order of the K' Hon ble orde/ " 
East India Comp a & her Owners, which we hereby confirm, ordring all persons 
whatsoever, belonging to Said Ship to obey you their Commander, & that you 
immediatly prosecute, & proceed for the voyages your Ship is dispatcht upon, and 
that you obey & pursue his .Majesty the King of Englands Commission herewith 
delivered you, directed to the Said Cap 1 or his Successors in Ship Williamson for 
the time being, By authority whereof, we hereby order you, to take & Seize all 
Ships you meet with, belonging to oar enemies the Mogull or King of Siam, & 
to carry them into the Bay of Bengali, to be examined & judged by the Court of 
Admiralty there, where upon your arrivall, you are to observe & follow the orders 
of the R* Worp 11 the Agent & Councill, in the dispose of your Ship and men. 
Dated att Fort 8* George in the Citty of Madras the 17 th of Aug 8 * 1687. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

John Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Thomas Wavell. 

Nath Higginson. 

William Feasek. 

Ship Royall James sailed for the Southern Factorys. ]8 _ 

Royall 

James to the 
Southward. 

Cap* Richard Warner having given his black Slave his freedome the Capt Warner 



following order was given to Cap' Ashby Viz' 
To Cap* Stephen Ashby 



fre 



Order to Japt 



Com dr of Ship Williamson. A. s hbyto 

Fort S*- George, Aug 8 '- 18 th - 1687. 



from the 
Ship. 



Cap' Richard Warner having by his Last Will & Testament given his black 
Slave Francis Carwar aged about 1 4 yeares, his freedome, you are therefore to 
dicharge him your Ship, & permit him to stay ashoar here, according to his late 
Captains desire & his Petition. 

By order of the President & Councill. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

Rec' 1 a Generall from Conimeer dated the 16 ,b Instant, advising that they had 18. 
treated with their Merchants about a new Investment, but came to no agreement, Generall 
rec d also a List of Europe goods remaining in that Factory, and an accompt of conimee™ 
what Spice procureable there, with the prises, which are extravagant. 19 

This morning early the Williamson Sailed for Vizagapatam and Bengali. wnHam«m 

° Sailed for 

Vizagapatan 
& Bengali. 



128 Records of Fort St. George, 



[2 1st] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. 

Pearl The Pearle Frigat Cap* James Perriman Commander arrived from Coodaloor, 

(Kioor. m & brought a Generall from thence, dated the 18 th Instant with Invoyce & Bill of 
Generall &oa Lading for 249 bales on her Also a Letter to the President from Timmage 
L°ulr h from' Pontolo, advising the release of the goods upon his receipt of the Presidents 

Timmage Letter. 

s "° ' Ship Arrivall Richard Harbin Master, arrived from Moco, who gives an ace* 

Amvaii from of the ill usage he rec rt from two Danes Ships, near Portonovo, which he is 
niTsage by order' d to deliver in writing. 

two Lanes ATT A CONSULTATION 

Ships. 

Present 

Munday Elihu Yale Esq," President & Govern" 

22. M* S B 

M E John Littleton M b Thomas Wavell 

M E Nath Higginson M e William Eraser 

M E Gray & S E John Biggs Sick 

Generaiito Generall to M r John Nicks Chief &c a Councill att Coodaloor dated this day 

Mf Nicks &ca. read and past being directions about their managment of the R* Hon' ble Companys 

affairs in that Factory. 
cash acotfor Tlie President read his Cash Book from the 25 th July to the 31 th d t0 which 

part of July, waspast in Councill the ballance being ... ... ... ... ... Pag° 

2[] : []4 : 4. 
Mint acot ^ Nathaniell Higginson read his Acc t8 of the Mint, for Mintage duties upon 

for July. particular persons Gold coyned in the month of July Pag 162321 att A p Cent 

Pag 81 : 05: 3. 

Pearl ffrigat The Pearle Frigat Cap* James Perriman Commander being arrived from 

c°ooda 1 ioor den Coodaloor with 241 Bales, the Warehouskeeper is order'd to take them ashoar 

Goods to be with all expedition, to open & examine a Bale or two of each Sort, & give his, & 

TiscTthe 1 ' assistants report of their Sortment to our Musters, which are the Same with theirs, 

Conimeer also of their cureing , & packing, & that the Same be done, upon the Conimeer 

g° ods ' goods, before they be sent for England. 

p 200 to be Order'd that Pag° 200 bee paid M r John Cheney Storekeeper to defray the 

paid Mr charges of the K* Hon ble Comp as Sloops &c a . 

Goods to be Order'd that the following particulars be laden aboard the Pearle Frig* Viz* 

laden on the i Sale t, roa( i c i th red ord ry 1 Bale Perpetuanos red 2 Bales Long Cloth ord ry 

Pearle ftneat.. T ., n , _. T - . . . " . o 

No. 1. len riggs Lead, & what Amunition convenient. 

Taking into consideration the Setling of the ffees to the Officers of the 
leOua- Custome house, do for their encouragment order as follows, All entries above 
SeTti d° U86 r ^ wo hundred Pagodas to pay to the Customer 5 fanams to the Searcher 4 & to 
the Receiver 3 fan s , all entries under to pay the Customer 3 fan 3 , the Sercher 2 & 
the Receiver 1 Fan™. All Bales to pay each half a fanam, P diem, and other 
storekeepers S 00 ^ s half a fanam p Candy "Warehousroom to the R* Hon ble Company, and to 
fees orderd. the Storekeeper two fanams for each large parcell of goods and one fanam, a 
thTse U tL U t P ° n Small for his care thereof, during the time of their stay there, he being responsible 
take more, for all goods put into the Storehouse, and that whosoever takes more then herein 
KtH r o°ni g ie the ° r ^ er '^ or sna U bee defective in his duty or wrong the R* Hon ble Cornp" shall bee 
compa. expel'd the Service. 

Mr Harbin M r Richard Harbin Commander of Ship Arrivall belongiug to Bengali, 

delivers m delivers in a complaint of the abuses & losses he Sustained by two Danes Ships 
The paper to near Portonovo, which being the third time of their affronts & unsufferable 
^ p g tr n a t "^ ate(i abuses, 'Tis order'd that said paper bee translated into Dutch, & sent to the 
Trinoombar. Commissary att Trincombar with a Generall Letter to represent the injury and 
Letter to be (i emanc j Satisfaction for the Same. 



Pearle ffrigat. 



Officers fees 



Wrtrehous- 
room to be 



Sent repre- 
aenting the 
injury. 



Diary and Cons id tat ion, Book, 1687. 129 



FOET ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. [22nd.] 

Commission & Instruction!; to the Worp" William Hodges Esq 1 ' &c a for their Commission & 
negotiation att Tenasseree dated this day read and past, coppy whereof is enter'd toVsHo&U 
next after this Consultation. .. &ca - 

Elihu Tale. 
John Gray. 
J. Bigqs. 
John Littlkton. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables See' 7 . Will : Fraseb. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap* Andrews being an ace* of his proceedings att Mocho. 22. 

Letter 
from Oapt 
Andrews. 

Commission & Instructions to the Worp 11 William Hodges Esq 1 ", Cap* Anthony °°ppy 

Weltden M r John Jiill & Cap' James Perriman for their negotiation SSSteS* 
att Tenasseree. *» M »- Hodges 

&ca. 

Since our late Commission to Cap* Anthony Weltden, bearing date the 
31 s * May 1687 is arrived by Ship Williamson from England fresh &more possitive 
orders from the R* Hon ble East India Comp a for the prosecuting their Warr 
against the King of Siam & his Subjects, for wrongs & injuries done them 
by his Ministers, for which his Majesty the King of England has given them 
full power & authority. & they are resolved to take due satisfaction before they will 
recall their forces, or grant any tearmes of peace, His Majesty hath also issued forth, 
his Roy all Proclamation for the recalling all his Subjects from the Service of 
forreign Princes & expressly from the King of Siams, & th6 wehop9 all English in 
those parts have been So wise & Loyail, as already to have paid their obedience 
to his late Majesties Royall Proclamation for that purpose, Yet least some should 
be obstinate & rebellious, we have sent this Second Proclamation to command 
their repair hither, which you are to read & publish with the greatest Solemnity & 
honour you can, & after to Summon all the English in Mergen [sic] or Tenasseree 
and all other places within the Said Kings Dominions, or elcewhere particularly by 
name, & if they comply not therewith, then you are to Protest against them, in the 
name of his Royall Majesty King James the Second, & in behalf of his R* Hon ble 
East India Company, and to declare & denounce them Rebellious Subjects, to their 
King & Country & that they are accountable to the penall Laws of England, when 
& wherever they shall bee taken under their Jurisdiction, & proceeded against 
accordingly, for their heinous contempt, And more expresly Mr Richard Burneby 
& M r Samuell White Governours in those parts for the King of Siam, who having 
'the dispose & command of many English, under them, may by their power & 
Interest perswade to good or ill, as themselves are inclin'd His Majesty the King 
of England was therefore pleased to Send his express commands to them, in his 
Letter, by Ship Bengali Merchant, which was dispatcht early from England; with 
Supplies for Bombay, & designed, thence hither, But the Monsoons being farr 
Spent, wee cannot expect her this Season, nor our Packetts time enough to send 
to Tenasseree, Therefore to assure & confirm them in the truth of Said Letter, the 
President &c a have wrote to Mess rs Burneby and White thereon, But least they 
should question that too, we herewith deliver you coppy of the R* Hon ble Comp as 
General!, of the 10 tn January also severall clauses of their Generall of the 22 nd 
October, Attested by us, which if you find occation, you may Shew to M r White & 
M r Burneby, or to whom elce you think fitt, which wee hope will fully satisfie & 
confirm them of the truth, & reallity of his Majesties letter to them, as also of his 
& the R* Hon ble Comp as respects therein, & good opinion of them, & intentions to 
promote them in their Service, which you may assure them of, & that all others 
upon their arrivall here, shall have suitable employments to their capacities, which 
kindness wee hope will perswade them to their duty in Surrendring & securing 
Mergen, for the R* Hon ble Companies posession, & the generall good of the English 
Nation, rather then lett itt fall into the hands of the French or Dutch, who (if wee 
have itt not) will bee certainly Masters of itt, & we ever excluded from all trade & 
benefitts, as also from the necessary conveniency of repairing & fitting our Ships 
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130 Records of Fort St. George. 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687.- 



[22nd.] 

Coppy Com- there, -which arguments pray press to M 1 ' White & M r Burneby &c a English, who if 
mission .& fo e y k ave any sence of Loyalty to our King, love to our Country or hon r to themselves, 

Instructions J J •> J . . ° j a • , » . 

to Mr iiod- will sood bee per3 waded, to their duty, in a boon surrender, & maintenance of the 

ge B &oa. p ] ace< 

But if these our reasons, & kind offers are rejected & slighted by them, & that 
they disobey his Majesties Royall Letter & Proclamation, & oppose your posessing 
the place, then wee order you to call a Councill of Warr, of your Chief Officers & 
after a Serious debate and due consideration upon their Strength & condition, & 
your own force to assault & maintaine the place, to which if you find things 
agreable, & your Selves able, then to Attack & take the place, which done you 
must hoist his Majesty's Flag, & posess & fortifie with your Souldiers & Seamen, 
and as many Guns, as you can spare from your Vessells, only sending one Fricatas 
Soon as possibly hither, with your advices, prisoners & plunder, & by the first 
conveniency after their arrivall, we Shall send you what recruits of men, amuni- 
tion, Stores &c a you desire & we can well Spare. 

But we would have you very considerate in this affair, & as secure in the 
attempt as possibly, not forgetting the great supplys of French forces lately 
arrived att Siam, who may possibly bee sent to releive the place, & on the other 
hand we are now more desirous of having Mergen, then ever, to prevent the Dutch 
& French therein who may make itt of great prejudice to us and our trade. And 
that your designes may not fail for want of mony, we have laden aboard the Pearle 
Frigat, a Chest of Silver, containing four Thousand Dollars, amounting to Two 
Thousand Three hundred & Fifty three Pag & if your occations require more 
draw on us. and wee shall duly pay your Bills, all which you must keep & render 
us a due ace* of, as also of the amunition, Stores & provission before & now 
Sent you, Our Garrison being att present but very Slenderly man'd & not knowing 
how Soon the troubles in this Country may reach us, wee can now Spare you no 
more then Nineteen Souldiers, which with those on the Curtana & James Frigats, 
make up a company of Sixty, which wee beleive are a much greater number & 
force then you will meet, att Mergen, & sufficient to take and keep itt, But if you 
do not settle there, then wee order you to employ your Stock in buying there, or 
att the adjacent Ports, Sufficient grain & provissions to lade the three Frigats 
hither, which will bear much of their charge & supply the great necessities of this 
Garrison, & to fill up with what Timbers & Plank you can procure, being very 
plentifull in those parts, & what we much want here, but rather to load Pepper, 
which Sometimes is procurable in those parts. 

And in your return hither (if itt may be done without much loss of time) wee 
would have you touch att Acheen, where possibly you may meet with, some of 
our Enemies the Mogull or King of Siam's Ships, which you must Seiz & bring 
hither, with their intire Cargoes, to bee examined & judged by the Court of 
Admiralty, Also that you Seiz on all Ships, & plunder all places of the King of 
Siams, att or near Mergen, also two good vessells near Tenasseree wrongfully taken 
from one Joseph de Marke (an eminent Armenian Inhabitant of" this Citty) with a 
considerable estate, in his voyage from Pegu hither, before any warr was begun, 
or declared by us or them, & therefore was rather Piracy then a just Seizure, 
Also if you meet with a Ship called the George Cap' John Tyler Commander, to 
whom wee gave our Pass, but beleive he has abused itt, therefore Seiz & bring 
him & his Ship hither, to answer for his late trecherous illegall actions in this 
Road, and great contempt of the Government, also those Stragling Fugitives, that 
belonged to Cap* Eldred Commander of the Loyall Gap* Viz* John Faulkingham, 
Richard Atkins, Edward Cornmell & Wyman Clyff, who weut hence, not only 
without our permission but against our order, whom make Strict inquisition for, & 
bring to us, or declare them Rebellious Subjects, & no doubt wee shall sometime 
find them to prosecute and punish their crime. 

In the Said coppy of the R' Hon bl ° Comp :,s geuerall of the 22 th October 16S6 you 
find severall orders to us, about the Siam affair, which we would have you peruse 
& consider well, Therein yoa see they incline to an accommodation of the Warr, 
with the King of Siam conditionally that he will make over the Port, Town and 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 131 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687.- [22nd.] 

Country of Mergen to them, & their Successors for ever, to Fortifie build °°^ n c £™n- 
& enjoy peacably the benefitts thereof, according to a contract lately made with the Btruotiona to 
King of Priaraan, which wee also deliver you, & you may propose the business to M r £ r a HodgeB 
Burneby & M 1 ' White, and they to offer itt to the King, with coppy of said 
contract in the Siam Language only varied to his case, which if he thinks fitt 
to consent thereto, then that the Said contract, be Signed & Sealed as 
usuall, & a formall delivery of the place made to you, which when you 
are posess't of & well setled in, then to cease all acts of hostillity on our 
parts, and to engage itt also for the Generall of Surat, who they may be assured 
will confirm itt upon our advice, You must be very prudent & considerate herein, 
first discoursing them indifferently about itt, & if you find they encline to. & there 
is a probabitty [sic] of itt, then to propose itt,otherwise not, for't would be a dishonour 
to the E' Hon ble Comp a to have their offers to bee Slighted or denied, & for your 
further directions in this affair, wee referr you to their Hon ls Said Letter, wherein 
they are very particular, & lay down all that can be propos'd by a Settlement 
there, excepting Pepper, which enquire Strictly about, we being informed there 
grows much wild in the Woods, & that the Country is as capable of producing 
itt, as Sumatra, if Soe 'twill bee a great inducement for a Settlement, either by 
agreement Surrender or force, tho we most incline to tho first, Since 'twill be more 
Secure, & free from future troubles, Besides those Customes must chiefly arise from 
goods that passes thence overland to Siam, which cannot be expected to be con- 
siderable whilst we are att variance, all which we mention for your better 
considerations. 

And if you Settle any ways att Mergen, we then hereby order & appoint the 
Worp" William Hodges Esq r Governour, M r Samuell White Dep tJ Govern 1- & M 1 ' 
John Hill Captain of the Garrison & third of Councill, & in case of the decease, 
absence or refusall of the others, to Succeed to the Government, & to make choice 
of such persons upon the place, or belonging to the Ships, as shall bee thought faith- 
full, & fitting to supply the Councill for the time being and to prevent any disputes 
or disorders in our Shipping, wee appoint Cap 1 Weltden Admirall, Cap* Perriman 
Vice Admirall, and Cap fc Armiger Gostlin Peer Admirall, in absence of our land 
Councill, who when aboard any of the Said Ships, are to take place, as Stated in the 
title of this Commission, only Cap 4 Weltden to bee also of your land Councill, and to 
take place next the Dep ty Governour ; And for your Government we order that itt 
be just and strict, executing Martiall Law in i'ts due methods, both aboard and 
ashoar, according to his Majesties Eoyall Charter granted to his R* Hon ble East 
India Company of which we give you coppy for your better authority and direction, 
& Since that 'tis the inexcusable duty of Christians & the Success of all things Sory 
depend upon Providence, we Strictly recommend & require your due and daily 
Observance of Divine worship, imploreing the Almighties blessing upon your 
endeavours, and protection of your persons and affairs, And that your deportment 
and conversations, be So virtuous and exemplary as may wyn the Natives to a 
respectfull willing Submission and preserve order and amity among your Selves, 
whilst the Sad effects of vice and disorder, will bee little better, then distraction 
and ruine. 

If the Generall &c a Send any Forces to those parts from Surat or Bombay, 
you must joyn with them, & unanimously endeavour the effecting theR'Hon 1 ' 1 '' 
Comp !l8 orders and ours, for their honour and Interest, So recommending you & 
their affairs to the Almi[ghty\s] protection & blessing, We Seal and date these 
Presents att Fort S' George in the Citty of Madras the 22 th day of August Anno 
Dofii 1687. 

Eliiiu Yale. 

John Gray. 

John Btggs. 

John Littleton. 

Thomas Wavell. 

Nath. HinGixsoN. 

William Fraser. 






132 • Records of Fort St. George 



[23rd.] ■ FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. 

GeniitoConi- Generall to Conimeer & a Letter from the President to Timmage Pontolo 

meer&Letter Avaldar of Coodaloor both dated this day approved and Signed. 



Pontolo. 

Mr Nicks Set This evening M r John Nicks Sett out for Coodaloor to take the charge of the 

daJot' Co °' Chiefship of that Factory. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thursday 

25. Elihu Yale Esq k President & Governour 

M K S R 

M E John Littleton M b Thomas Wavell . 
M R Nath Higginson M r 
M R Gray, S r John Biggs, & M R Fraser sick. 

p:oootobe Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Thomas Wavell to defray Charges- 

paid Mr Wa- Garrigon & a An( j p ag o 30o to M r Cheney to defray the charges of the R l Hon bte 
to be Comp as Sloops &c a . 



paid Mr Che 
ney 

Generall 



Generalls to Coodaloor to Cap* Cook & to the Commissary att Trincombar, 
read and past representing the abuses & Losses JVP Harbin Sustained read & past. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Grat. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . Will : Fraser. 

rxo' laii ca t Sb.rp Loyall Cap*, Cap* Francis Eldred Commander arrived from Metchlepatam, 

komMetch- & on her M r Wales, M r Brereton M r Paiva & their families all dangerously 
Persons S ^ c ^' tne y S* ve an ac ° l oi a g reat mortallity there Viz' M r Timothy Harris, M r 
arrived 6 Charles Foster & M r Nathaniell LetLon The Dutch Chief & Lady & severall others 
Greatmortai- °* tt]at Factory, and all the French att that place, And of the Ships comp a many 
Hty att dead, & the rest weak. 

Geteraiurcm R e ° a a Generall from Conimeer dated the 22 th Ins* with a Letter from M r 

Conimeer. Richard Milton accepting our offer of going to the West Coast. 

Letter from 

'' lton- A Letter from the President to Bbraim Beaugue the Persian Embassador 

Letter to approved and Signed. 

Ebraim „ 

Beangne. ATT A CONSULTATION EXTRAO 

Saturday Present 

Elihu Yale Esq* President & Governour 

M* S B 

M R John Littleton M r Thomas Wavell 

M R Nath Higginson M r 

M R Gray, S k John Biggs & M R Fraser sick. 

GeneiitoMr Generall to M r llichard Burneby & M r Samuell White att Tenasseree, (coppy 

wwte by & whereof is enter'd next after this Consultation) & Pearle Frigats dispatch to 
Peerieffrigats Tenasseree both dated this day read & past. 

dispatch. 

Concerning The Lnyall Cap*, Cap* Francis Eldred Commander being dispatcht with our 

returning & d8 advices & Stores for Bengali the 26 th May last, with orders only to touch att 
not going to Metchlepatam, to take in Some Lascars there, if procurable, but limited to a short 
* e ay> time, Notwithstanding the great charge was given him, for his expedition for 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 133 



Elihtj Yale. 
John Gray. 


The reasons 
for So doing-, 


J. Biggs. 




John Littleton. 




Tho : Wavell. 




Nat : Higginson. 




Will : Fraseu, 





FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. [27th.] 

Bengali, is returned hither, with our Said expresses & Stores, which we doubt will Conoiusion 
bee of very ill consequence to our affaires in Bengali, therefore sending for him, dtl *r?d tin** 
to enquire the reasons of his returne, he produced two orders from M 1 ' Freeman the Loyaii 
&c a Councill for his taking in goods att Madapollam and return hither, & M r Free- ^™"* ure 
man not being yet arrived & having sent us n[o] reason for their so doing, Itt is Loyaubapts 
agreed that our conclusion thereon be deferred till his arrivall upon the Loyall b°°„ B h ^ ba 
Adventure, which is daily expected, in the mean time i'ts order'd that the Ware- ashoar. 
houskeeper do order what goods she hath aboard to be brought ashoar, & also ^tobT 
that the Stores &c a upon her, be laden upon the Ship Arrivall M r Bich ci Harbin laden npou 
Commander, now bound for Bengali, upon as easy freight as we can agree with forB^Iif 
him, & that the return'd Packet for Bengali, bee also sent p Said Ship, And itt is The retnm'd 
also agreed & order'd that the Loya['llJ Cap* be discharged the R* Hon ble Comp as ^ntty saM 
Service, as Soon as she is unladen, her Charterparty time being expired the 11 th ship to the 
of Octob 1 ' next, whe[n] itt will be att his choice, to Stay or leave their Hon 1 ' 8 £ a ^„ 0a t 
Service, besides Said Ship can bee of no great Service to us in Bengal], having lost tobedis- 
many of her men, & most of the rest Sick & weak, & will not answe[r] the charge l^ 1 ^ as 
of Three pounds fifteen Shillings a day. 



John Stables Se 



Ship Phenix William Miller Master Sailed for Acheen. 27. 

Ship Phenii 
Sailed f or 
Acheen. 

This afternoon att two a Clock died M r Richard Brereton Factor. MrBrereton 

died. 

Fort S*. George, 27'" Aug st 1687. 
To Mess" Richard Burneby & Coppyof a 

SamUSll White Letter to Mr 

Buruuby and 

Our late advices by Cap* Anthony Weltden of the '25"' Aprill 1687 so fully Mr white, 
enform'd & satisfied you of the occation of our Warr with the King of Siam, that 
we hope before this you have complied with his late Majesties command by 
Proclamation, in leaving that service, But if not, & that some ill Councill's or 
interest hath seduced & disswaded you from your duties & obedience, These are 
then to acquaint you, that his present Majesty King James the Second of England, 
hath so just a Sence of the many injuries & affronts done his R* Hon bIe East India 
Company by the King of Siams Ministers & Servants, whose interest & authority 
he is resolved to protect & defend from their Enemies; And therefore has not only 
approved, but commanded the prosecution of this Warr, and has also been gratiously 
pleased to issue forth his Royall & more ample Proclamation, for the recalling his 
Subjects in India from the Services of these Princes, & more expresly from the 
King of Siam, whom you lately served, And least his Royall Proclamation should 
not be prevalent with you, he has therefore sent you his particular Royall Letter 
of command for your returne from the King of Siams Service, to his R* Hon ble 
Comp as or that you will Surrender up the Town & forces of Mergen, into the 
posession of his Subjects, servants to the Said R' tlon 1)le East India Comp a which 
Royall command we cannot doubt your Loyalty to obey, which for your own 
honour & safeties, wee earnestly charge & advise you too, And th6 his Majesties 
said Letter, is now unhappily absent, being sent from England in October last 
upon Ship Bengali Merchant, who in her way hither, was order'd first to go to 
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Records of Fort St. George. 



[27th.] 

Ooppy of a 
Letter to Mr 
Burneby and 

Mr White. 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, AUGUST 1687.- 



Bornbay, with supplies for that Garrison, but by contrary winds and a cal[m]y 
voyage was met att Johanna, in June last, So that we cannot expect her from 
Bombay this Season, nor our Packets time enough to be Sent you by this Monsoon, 
But we hope the disappointment & want thereof, will not bee an evasion for your 
obedience, Since upon our faiths & reputations what we write is i-eally truth, And 
you cannot think the R* Hon ble Gomp a or wee dare be So presumptuous as to 
equivocate with Royalty, which is a crime most re mot a from our thoughts or 
practice, And what wee averr as to the Kings express letter to you, a little time 
will satisfie you therein, And to confirme you for the present wee have Sent coppies 
of the R* Hon ble Oomp as Generalls to us about itt. 

And hope your Loyalty & love & duty to your Country will bee Sufficient 
subjects, to press you to a compliance, & a quiett surrender of Mergen, which 
being now under your Government, is in your power, & to do a Signall Service to 
his Majesty, his East India Comp a & the Nation, which otherwise may cost us 
Some blood & trouble, which we desire to avoid, & nothing but a necessity shall 
force itt, which remember, as 'tis in your power to prevent itt, so consequently 
you are the occation, & itt will lye att your Doors & some time, will have a Severe 
Satisfaction on you, for know that disobedience to his Majesties Summons from any 
Princes Country att Warrs with him, is made Treason by Act of Parliam 4 therefore 
consider & resolve well, least you plunge your Selves into that heynous crime, this 
we chiefly write for caution, not that wee beleive your prudence & Loyalty can 
be guilty of So great a folly, or that youpreferr aforreign Nation before your own, 
for certainly if we have not Mergen, the French or Dutch will be Suddainly Masters 
of itt, And wee hope the King of Siam will bee perswaded by you, freely to grant 
& give itt us, upon tearmes of peace, which wee have Commission'd the Worp 11 
William Hodges Esq r &c a to discourse & advise with you about, & pray do your 
utmost therein, for your own honour, & the good of our Nation, His Maj ty and 
our R* Hon ble Masters having so good an opinion & esteem for M r Samuell White, 
that they expect & doubt not of this good Service from him, & have order'd us to 
appoint him Dep ty Govern" of Mergen for them, which we have accordingly Com- 
mission'd & desire his acceptance thereof for the present, assuring him of better 
for the future, we shall also consider M r . Burneby to his Satisfaction, therefore 
pray unanimously joyn your Selves & people with ours, and be not the occation 
of a Civill warr, to the destruction of both, which the Almighty divert & keep 
you from, And then you may bee assured as we are we shall continue 

Your faithf ull loving 
friends to Serve you 

Elihu Yale. 

John Geay. 

John Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

Thomas Wavell. 

Nath Higginson. 

William Feasee. 



LoyallAdven- 
ture arrived 
from Met- 
ohlepatam. 
Et Honble 
Compas Ser- 
vants on her. 
Great mortal- 
Htv in the 
Ship. 

Madras ffrigt 
& Genii 
from Oooda- 
loor. 



Ship Loyall Adventure Cap* Robert Strangrome Commander arrived from 
Metchlepatam, & on her M r Robert Freeman, M r William Shales, M 1 ' Samuell 
Swinnock, John Wright & Francis Bett, that there was dead of those belonging 
to the Ship Viz* Cap' Goodlad, Chief Mate, Doctor & many Seamen, & those alive 
in a Sick and weak condition. 



Gener 11 from Coodaloor dated 25 th Ins* p Madras Frigat laden with wood. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687 . 135 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1687. . [29th.] 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq 2 President & Governoue. Mtoday. 

M B John Gray S fi John Bjggs 29. 

M E John Littleton M s Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M B William Frasek. 

M r Robert Freeman arriving yesterday on the Loyall Adventure from Metchle- Mr Freeman 
patam, was called to Councill & acquainted with the R 4 Hon bIe Comp 38 Commission, Sta^sta, 
for his Settlement therein, which he thankfully accepted of, desiring his grateful! tion - 
acknowledgments might be return'd for the favour. aedpu ofltt. 

M r John Gray Land Customer his Book of Acc ts for the month of July read LandCns- 
andpastasfolloweth. £™£*" 

Land Custome Pag 53 : 10 : 84 

Weighers duty „ 1 : 05 : 85 

Chowltry Customes „ 40:30:48 

Measurers duty , 135:10:46 

Banksall „ — : 03 : 32 

P 230 : 25 : 91 



M v Thomas Wavell Paymaster his Book of Acco rts for the month of July read Paymasters 

„ ,, ., " J a f»nt,a f nr Jul' 



and past as folio weth. 



acctsfor July. 



Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Generall 
Charges Diett 


... Pag< 


963 : 20 
416 : 16 
305 : 17 


76 


Charges Cattle 


S3 


29 : 24 


— 


Charges Merchandise 




59 :17 


— 


Ace* Fortification & repairs 


jj 


367 : 13 


50 


Bengali expedition ... 
Pettepollee Factory 
Voyage to Persia ... 


Z I 


67 :12 
21: — 
16:24 


— 




P 2247 : 00 : 


42] 



» Perusing the Metchlepatam Invoyce, p Ship Loyall Adventure, we find Six Brown Aiie- 

Bales brown Allejaes & three Bales brown Romalls which never haveing been seat ^nftobe 

before to England, nor there being no order now for sending them home, 'tis whitened, 
order'd they bee brought ashoar, & whitened, to be Sent by the Loyall Adventure, if 
possible, if 'not, by the next. 

M r Freeman was desired to give his reasons for ordering the Loyall Captain Mr Freeman 

to return to this place, which he promises to do next Consultation day. togiyerea- 

r ' x J sons for the 

Loyall Capts 

Cap* James Perriman Commander of the Pearle Frigat his Dispatch for Pearl areata 
Mergen was delivered to him, being dated 2 7 th Instant, & was order'd to receive no Me^enVeTi- 
Letters for Mergen or Siam, but those he first perused, to prevent any bad advices vered. 
to the prejudice of. our affaires. 

Cap' Liev* Bett presented a paper Signed by himself & c " Commission Officers, TheCaptto 

receive no 
Letters bat 
what he pern- 



136 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[29th ] 



■FORT Si- GEORGE, AUGUST J 687. 



The poor con- 
dition of the 
Souldiers re- 
presented. 
To be consi- 
deied next 
Consultation 
day. 



Wood p 
Madras 
flrigat to be 
laid up for 
storeB. 
Steward to 
give an acct 
of itt. 

Concerning 
Mr Wiltons 
dismission & 
going to the 
■West Ceabt. 



Conceming 
the condition 
of Ship 
Loj all Ad- 
venture. 

Sonnd & 
well fitted 
for Europe. 

Order'd to be 
laden in time. 



Loyall Ad- 
venture to be 
unladen. 
Saltpeetre to 
be laden 
aboard her. 
A Ship of 
Paddy come 
into the 
Eoad. 

Designed to 
be carried 



landed & Sold 
here. 

Petitions to 
carry away 
10 Gars. 
HiB request 
granted. 
Other Ves- 
sells bi ought 
in to be per- 
mitted to 
carry away 
i d part. 



representing the poor condition of the Souldiers of this Garrison arising from the 
Scarcity & clearness of provissions, which is so great that their present pay, cannot 
provide them Sufficient for themselves & families, which wee considering of, think 
itt reasonable & necessary that there be Some further allowance given them, but 
deferr itt to next Consultation day, in what method itt may best be done, so as 
the same may bee withdrawn, when wee shall see occation. 

Order'd that the Wood brought upon the Madras Frigat from Coodaloor, 
upon the R* Hon ble Comp as ace* be landed, and laid up in the Hogyard, and com- 
mitted to the Steward, to bee kept for Stores, who is to give in a particular ace' 
of the expence monthly. 

M 1 ' Richard Milton being Sent for, & acquainted with the R* Hon bIe Comp as 
orders, concerning his dismission from their Service, & their Hon 1 ' 8 favour, in ad- 
mitting him to Serve them on the West Coast, he thankfully accepted of the Said 
favour, and was order'd to prepare to go by the Success Frigat he promising re- 
formation for the future. 

Cap' William Goodlad & his Chief Mate being deceased, the Second Mate 
M 1 ' Robert Strangrome, Succeeds in the command of the Ship, according to the 
R* Hon ble Comp as orders, who was sent for, to know the condition of his Ship & 
Crew, wee hearing that he had lost many of his men & himself & others very ill, 
who acquainted us that his Ship is very sound & well fitted for a voyage to 
Europe, & doubted not in a months time the recovery of his men, but if he wanted 
any of his Charterparty complement, he would Supply Lascars for England, 
whereupon he was order'd to make the best provition he could, & that the Ship be 
laden within that time. 

The Warehouskeeper is order'd to take ashoar the Lead & Europe goods 
continued aboard the Loyall Adventure, & also what brought from the Northern 
Factorys & that 493 Bags Saltpeetre be sent aboard for Stifning the Ship. 

Quonde Chitty inhabitant of Ramapatam coming into this Road with a Ship 
of Paddy, which he designed to carry for his own place, he was order'd to land & 
sell his Paddy here, for releif of the poor, & he having landed & Sold two thirds of 
itt, & making lamentable Petitions that he may carry the remainder being about 
ten Garse, for the releife of his own family, itt is thought reasonable, that his 
request be granted, that others may not bee discouraged from coming to this 
Port, And that-all Ships & Boats of Paddy or Rice, which in their passing by are 
brought into the Eoad, be permitted to carry away oue third of their lading to 
the place for which they were designed. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Geay. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffeeeman. 
Tho : Wa vell. 
Nat : Higgjnson. • 
Will : Feaseb. 
John Stables Sec iy - 



31. 

Pearl ffrigt 
Sailed for 
Tenasseiee. 



This morning' early the Pearle Frigat Sailed hence for Tenasseree, 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 137 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Blihu Yale Esq e President & Governour 
M E John Gray S k John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M k Robert Freeman Pmo, 

M B Thomas Wayell M k Nath Higginson Thdbsday. 

M r William Frasbr. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster Generall p loooto be 
to defray' Charges Garrison &c a . Also Pag 300 to M r John Cheney for the gf^on 
fitting of the Success Frigat, &for wages &c a for her voyage to the West Coast. P3<x)To " e 

paid Mi- 
Cheney. 

M r John Hill being formerly appointed Searcher of the Custome house but Mr Aiford to 
now Sent upon the expedition to Tenasseree, 'tis order'd that M r Henry Aiford do M*°Hins in 
officiate in that place, till his return. place att the 

. Custom 

house. 

The President delivered M r John Gray now second & accomptant, the Gen11 Books 
Generall Books E.E. fairly transcribed & ballanced to the end of May, but by tTjirtohT 1 
.order of Council! of the 29 th July last, they are to be carried on to the last of Gra yno-w 
July to take in & ajust the Subordinate Factorys acc ts & to know our remaines & Second - 
the true Stock for this new Presidency, M r Henry Mose Francis Bett & John Assistants 
Butterfeild are appointed assistants to M r Gray & the President promises hi a PP oi nted 
advices therein when desired. 

Order'd that the Englishmen belonging to the Dragon, that took and brought ^trTthe*" 
the prize Ship Nugdee hither, (now named Success Frigat) be paid their due P rize . Stli P to 
wages, as also the Lascars formerly belonging to her, & served in the Ship, from wlJe^ their 
the expiration of their Impress money paid att Surat, to the time of their 
discharge. 

Order'd that a List of the prized goods be brought to the Councill, to bee priL^otj 
considered what thereof is fitt for Europe & the West Coast, & what only fitt for t0 °e bronght 



the market of this place, be Sold by the Warehouskeeper att the best "rates he counoia 

Can. t° consider 

wh at fitt to 
send a way & 
what for this 

Whereas M r Richard Harbin Master of Ship Arrivall design'd for Bengali, ship 
whereon wee order'd the goods of the Loyall Captain to bee laden, but now he A wivaU' 8 
having altered his voyage, 'tis thought fitt that those goods & Stores, be brought Bengaf/ 01 ' 
ashoar, & to be laden upon the first conveyance, that shall present thether, & those aItc, °ed. 



Packetts to be Sent overland. 



Goods & 

Stores to be 

brought 

ashoar. 

To be Sent p 

first convey. 

ance. 

Baokets to be 

sent oyer 

land. 

•New Soul- 

diers 

Petition. 



The new come Souldiers having delivered in a Petition complaining their 
wages are insufficient for maintenance in this great famine, & having paid them 
two months Impress mony before hand which they say they have disposed in 
cloths, diett & necessarys, & that they have nothing thereof left, for their Sub- a 'i°n~" 
sistance, & that their Landlords deny them entertainment, in consideration Ordenu?' 
whereof & that they have Served Six weeks of the two months Impress, 'tis agreed have ihr ^ 
& order'd that three quarters of a months pay more be paid them to Supply their mTnuTpV* a 
wants, & satisfie their Landlords for their Diett, which the Paymaster is order'd more 
to take care of, that they do not mispend itt. advanced. 

35 



138 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[Pko] 

Addition 
supply to be 
given the 
Souldiers of 
thiB GarriBon. 
Which 
gratuity to 
continue no 
longer then 
the great 
Scarcity. 

Souldiers 
that went to 
Tenasseree 
their wives 
to receive 
their pay. 
Half their 
pay to be 
paid them 
monthly & 
no more. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER, 1687. 



Pmo 

Dutch 

come to con- 
gratulate the 
President. 
2. 

Ship Concord 
for Acheen 
& Queda. 

3. 

Two Genlls 
from 

Coodaloor. 
Silver dis- 
posed of att 
P. 5 : f 19 p. 
Seer att 
Coodaloor. 
Two Letters 
from Mr. 
Davis. 



4. 

Ship Trevi- 
oane for 
Aoheen. 
Particular 
Letters from 
Bengali. 
Peace con- 
cluded there. 
The Coppy of 
the Articles 
agreed upon. 



Also in pursuance of our last Consultation about the Souldiers of the 
Garrison, & their great necessity by the continued famine & great dearness of 
provissions, 'tis order' d that an additionall Supply of Six fanams p Mensem, be 
given to the Portugues batchelor Souldiers & to the married men 12. And that 
the English be allowed 9 fanams more then their usuall wages, tbe ace" thereof 
to bee kept apart, which gratuity is to continue no longer, then the present 
Scarcity last, & then to reduce itt to their former pay, which is also promised 
by the Souldiers. 

Severall of the Souldiers that went on the Ourtana & James Frig' to 
Tenasseree, having left order with Cap* Liev* Bett, to pay their wages to their 
wives, 'tis order'd that half of their pay accordingly bee paid them, every month 
& no more, least their husbands should be paid & the mony lost, their poor wives 
not being able to make satisfaction for itt. 

Eliitu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Fpreeman. 

ThO : WAVELL. 
Nat : HlGGINSON. 

Will : Fraser. 



John Stables Sec ry . 



Two of the Councill of Palliacat arrived here this morning from thence to 
congratulate the Presidents coming to the Government, who were civilly enter- 
tain'd att Dinner, & then took their leaves to return. 

Ship Concord Thomas de Acha Master Sailed for Acheen & Queda. 



Rec d two Generalls from Coodaloor dated 30 past & p m0 Instant, the former, 
giving an ace* of M 1 ' Davis his delivering the R* Hon b,e Comp as concerns to M 
Nicks, of their prevailing with their Merchants to take the Silver att Pag 5 : 
19 p Seer, & sending our Letter to Cap* Cook, the latter adviseth their delivery 
of 22 Chests of Silver to their Mei'chants. 

Rec d two Letters from M r John Davis att Coodaloor dated 31 th past and p mo 
Instant, the first advises his resigning to M r Nicks all the R* Hon b ! e Comp as 
concernes in his hands, & desiring that those late of his Councill may bee present 
att the decission of the "matter, depending between him & M r Cawley. The other 
advising that the Merchants att Trimlevas, had given under their hands, to rnako 
an Investment to the amount of Pag 30000 & to take Pag 10000 in Europe goods 
att the Same rates as att Coodaloor, & abate on their prises p Cent., which goods 
to be of what course Sort wee Shall require, to be delivered the 10 th January next 
with 50 or 60 Candy of Round Pepper if wee advance Pag 20000 in ready money, 
upon signing & Sealing the contract, & that we may have a Settlement there, if wee 
Send & treat with Eccogee, with some Articles that have been proposed to them 
on that ace*. 

Ship Trevicane John Kiddall Master, Sailed for Acheen & Pegu. 

In particular Letters to the President from Cap* Nicholson & M r Trenchfeild 
from Hidgley in Bengali, they write that a peace is concluded with that Govern- 
ment, & their Fortifications att Ingerlee delivered up to the Moors, upon the 
following Articles, & that the Agent &c" was gone to Hugly to ratine the- 
accomodation. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 139 



■FORT 8T- GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687, 



[4th] 

The "Remonstrance of M 1 ' Job Oharnock Agent of the English & Factor of 
the Comp a is as followeth. 

That for above 57 years we have had Factorys in Bengali, Orixa & Pattana, 
& according to the Phermaund of the King & Perwannaes of Severall Nabobs, Armies of 
specially of the former Governm* & this Nabob we paid 3000 Rupees yearly as peace agreed 
Piscash, Since which in the time of Hodge Sufncan, Puan of Dacca, the following Bengali 
oppressions have been done unto us. Wee desire you these oppressions be taken 
from us, ^nd according to our former Custome we may with content continue our 
Merchandise, that as we come & go from a farr Country, under the protection of 
the King & Nabob, Wee are in hopes that in every thing wee Shall bee assisted. 

I. From the time we had our Factorys here according to the Phirmaund & 
severall Perwannaes of Nabobs, each year instead of Customes we paid 3000 
Rupees yearly Piscash to the King, In Hodgee Suffican's time by oppression, We 
have paid Custome att the rate of 3^ p Cent, Wee now desire that this bee taken 
from us, and that the Nabob for removal 1 of this oppression Petition the King for 
a Phirmaund Custome free, & that till the Phirmaund comes, wee pay but 3000 
Rupees yearly as formerly, & that this oppression of Custome be not demanded. 

iJ. Whereas the Mint att Rajamall is a great distance from Hugly, & the 
danger great, in carrying our Treasure thether, & bringing the Sicca's thence, 
which arrive not in time. We who are come from a farr Country, A live under 
the Protection of the King & Nabob att liberty, & trade freely, desire that the 
Mint be brought to Hugly as itt is att Surat. 

3. That our Servants Comastaes &c a who have any difference in acc ts with 
us, that itt bee agreed to, that such difference, be decided by Arbitrations of 
Merchants. 

4. That all our goods by Land & water, from place to place, according to our 
former custome, may come & go on our own Dusticks, & that our Boats with 
goods, may not be Stopped on pretence of way charges, Wharfidge, or any other 
acc ts whatsoever. 

5. That no Mutsuddy neither force nor impose any goods on or from us, att 
their own rates. 

6. That our Gomastas in every place where they please shall bee assisted by 
the Mutsuddies for a place to put their goods in. 

7. That the Picars att Cassimbuzar who have kept from us mony that they 
owed us, & notwithstanding that, have forced from us, 44000 Rupees, Wee desire 
that this bee examined by Merchants, & whatever is due to them we pay, & what 
they have unjustly taken from us, be returned. 

• 8. That the Nabob issue out his Perwannaes, on all his Mutsuddies to assist 
us in recovering our Debts. 

9. That our Factory of Maid a which by the falce information of the Jemedar, 
that itt was a Fort, being pulled down, We desire that the thing may bee examined, 
& if itt appear to be a falce information, ho may have order to rebuild itt, he 
having likewise taken mony from us. 

10. That the 12000 Rupees forced from our Gomastas by Abdulgunny if 
prov'd to bee forc't to be return' d us. 

II. That the 20000 Rupees delivered by Agent Hedges to Golbray bee 
deliver' d us. 

12. TJlubarrea a Town to make a Factory, Wee desire we may have for us, 
with the Same priviledges as the Dutch have att Barnagur. 

Translate of Abdelsumetts agreem* to our remonstrances. Abdel . 



The Agreem' with the Agent Job Charnock is this 



mimettg 
agreement. 



140 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT St. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. 



[4«] 



Job Char- 
nock Esqr 
bis grant to 
Abdel- 
summett. 



Mr Hall & Mr 
Swynook 
order'd to go 
to Coodaloor. 
To resort all 
the Bales 
there- 
Orders to be 
given them. 
To send an 
acot of their 
proceedings. 
Mr Davis 
desires Mr 
Ingram & Mr 
Willson may 
be here att 
the examina- 
tion of Mr 
Cawley's 
charge. 
Order'd that 
Mr Ingram & 
Mr Willson 
come up with 
Mr Davis. 
Mr Hall & 
Mr Swynook 
to bee Second 
& third of 
Coodaloor. 
Mr Hall re- 
commended 
by the Et 
Honble 
•Compa. 



That whereas the Agent to Satisfie himself has presented Severall requests in 
12 Articles, in a writing, for the confirmation of which, hee has demanded the 
Nabobs Perwanna, wherefore I make this agreem 4 or Cowl, that according to this 
agreement & your desire, I will procure the Nabobs Perwanna, in which you may 
rest your Self assured, and lettno other thought enter in jour heart, but be 
Satisfied that you may for the future, continue your trade with the Same privi- 
ledges as formerly. 

Our grant to Abdel Summett. 

I Agent Charnock do make this agreement, whereas for Severall oppressions 
which have been done us Since Hodgee Suffecan's time, & Severall Mutsuddies, 
I designed to withdraw our Factories from Bengali Pattana & Orissa, & return 
to our Country, in the interim Abdell Summett whom God preserve, came this 
way, I made known to him our oppressions, who gave us encouragment, for which 
1 make this agreement, that I will return to our Factorys & trade as formerly, and 
the Ships and goods of Merch ts which remaine in our hands, I will deliver, when 
the Nabobs confirmation to these Articles arrives. 

This night att Nine a Clock died M r John Beavis Writer. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e President & Govebnoue 
M> John Geay S e John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M e Robebt Feeeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M k Nath Higginson 
M R William Fbasee. 

According to a late Generall order of Councill, to the Warehouskeeper to 
examine all goods brought hither from the Subordinate Factorys M 1 ' Littleton & 
assistants opened Seven Bales of the Coodaloor goods, (rec d by the Pearle Frigat) 
of Severall Sorts & numbers, comparing them with our musters (which are the 
Same with those att Coodaloor) declare in writing (as enter'd next after this 
Consultation) that 'tis very ill cloth, & Sorted much below the Musters to the R' 
Hon ble Companys great prejudice, upon consideration whereof, to remedy this, & to 
prevent the like for the future, 'tis order'd that M 1 ' William Hall & M r Sam" 
Swynock be Sent to Coodaloor, to resort the Bales formerly made up, as also the 
remaining goods to come in there & att Portonovo, upon their last contract, Strictly 
observing the R* Hon ble Comp as rules therein, for a just, & equall Sortment, & that 
they chop each peece, with their markes, & that the Chief &c a do give us a Suddain 
& due ace' of their proceedings therein. 

M r John Davis in his Letter of the 31 th past, desiring that those of his Councill 
might be present here, att the examination of his charge against M r Cawley & 
M r Cawley's against him they being fully acquainted with those transactions; which 
being thought reasonable, and just on both Sides, to prove the truth of those 
matters, tis order'd that M ! Ingram & M r Willson, do come hither with M 1 ' Davis, 
and that M 1 ' Hall and M r Swynock do supply their places of Second *nd third in 
Councill, till further order, M 1 ' Ha 11 falling Sick of a feavor, upon the dispatch of 
the Williamson, could not proceed as appointed for Vizagapatam, & there being 
no opportunity now, for his passage thether we make choice of him for this em- 
ployment, he being particularly recommended for that Service by the R l Hon b,e 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 141 



FORT ST- GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. |_ 5th -] 

Comp a in their generall letter of the 7 th of Janua ry 168f & we doubt not will dis- MrSwynock 
charge his duty faithfully, as also M r Swynock who has good experience in the fnce^"" 
business. sorting. 

The Chief & ca to bee order'd to endeavour a freight of Paddy for the Royall 1°™*°™°™ 
James, & not to dispatch her hither, So Soon as they intended with their Bales, freight of 
which are but few, & we having sufficient for the Loyall Adventures lading. Sejto^Si 

James. 
Not to 
diapatoh her 
as they in- 
tended. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be Sent to Coodaloor Factory for their charges they v - 100 ° to be 
advising their want thereof, having Sold & delivered their Silver to their Merchant?, Coodaloor. 
in discharge of the R l Hon ble Comp as debt to them upon last contracts. Also that p ' 200 to be 
Pag 200 be paid M r Thomas Wavell. Storekeeper Generall, on ace* of Stores, SJ£ 
provissions & wages for the Shipping, And Pag 100 to M 1 ' Cheney to finish his for- P-iootobe 
mer business of the R* Eon ble Comp as Sloops & ca . ' g 8 h ^ 

M 1 ' Samuell Wales late Chief of Madapollam, being Still weak, & not able to Mr Wales 
come to the Councill, 'tis agreed that the examination of Cap* Eldreds neglect, in Examination 
not proceeding to Bengali, according to our order & dispatch, be deferr'd till he ot Ca P 6 
be well enough to answer for that action, the Loyall Cap* returning by their turning re " 

Order. deferred. 

M 1 ' John Plummer lately one of the Chirurgeons of the Fort, leaving his em- Mr piummer 
ployment, to be Chirurgeon of the Royall James, & itt being a very sickly time kaXg 8 his 
amongst us, & ihe Souldiers, 'tis order'd that M 1 ' James Burley late Chirurgeon of impioyment, 
Ship Rose, be taken into his place & pay, And that his Ch^st of Phisick, being Burte^enter- 
examined & vallued by Doct 1 ' Heathfeild & ca att 50 Pag be bought of him, there tain'd. 
being no Medicines sent us by last Shipping, so that wee are in great want there- p n j B ° e k estof 

of. bought. 

Elihu Talk. ? h r e e r a e of Want 

John Gbat. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffee'-man. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat. Higginson. 

Will : Feasee. 

John Stables Sec ry . Fort St. George, 5th September 1687. 

Wee the Subscribers (by the order of the President & Councill) were to co PP y f 
examine the Coodaloor Factory goods, which we accordingly did the 3 cl Instant, & £ ( | a Litt ? e * on 

found them aS followeth. concerning 

Moorees No. 8 Several! peeces taken out, the major part of them found worse theCoodaioor 
then Muster. 

Long Cloth ord' y N° 1 not fitt to Send home. 

Beteelaes N° 25 of 40 cov ds considerably worse then Muster. 

Moorees N° 11 much worse then Muster. 

Ditto N° 7 not so good as muster but nearer then any. 

Beteelaes of 50 cov ds N° 28 much worse then muster. 

Longcloth blew N° D bad cloth & die so bad not fitt to Send home. 

John Littleton. 

William Feasee. 

Heney Alfobd. 

Edw d Teedceoft. 

Generall to Coodaloor dated this day approved & Signed. 6. 

Generally to 
Coodaloor. 

36 



142 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[7th.] 



Samiiell 
Willmot 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687.- 



This afternoon att four a Clock died M r Sam 11 Willmott Chirurgeon. 



Mr Hall & 
Mr SwynoCk 
Set out for 
Coodaloor 
wih P. 1030. 
Mr James 
Paiva died. 



Thursday 



Merchts 
offer low for 
prize goods. 
MarketB to 
be farther 
tryed. 



This evening M r Hall & M r Swynock Sett out for Coodaloor, and with them 
the Generall dated yesterday, and Pag 1000. 

This night att ten a clock died M r James Paiva. 
Att a Consultation 



Present 



Elihu Yale Esa R 
M R John Gray 
M> John Littleton 
M E Thomas Wavell 
M B William 



President & Governour 
S E John Biggs 



M E Nath Higginson 
Eraser. 

Generall to Bencoolen on the West Coast of Sumatra dated this day read and 
past. 

M c Littleton & M r Fraser give in their report of the Merchants offers for 
the prized goods, but that they further try the marketts to get the most wee caa 
for them. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Fereeman. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Fraser. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 5 th Instant giving an ace* of the 
obstinacy of their Merchants, that the lowest price of round Pepper was 25 & 26 
Pag p Candy, and that their Generall Books should bee finished with all care and 
speed imaginable. 

Ship Arrivall Richard Harbin Master Sailed for Acheen. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour 

M E John Gray S e John Biogs 

M K John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

Generall to Indrapoora on the West Coast of Sumatra & to the great Ernper- 
our Jeneapat? an, att Bencoolen dated this day read & past. 

The President read his Cash Book for the month of August which was past 
in Councill the ballance being. . . Pag 2701 : 18 : 4. 

The Warehouskeeper was minded to hasten the dispatch of the Loyall Adventure 
for England, & the Success & Madras Frigats for Sumatra, as also in unlading the 
Loyall Captain. 

Generall to Bengali dated this day read and past. 

Order'd that M r Freeman do go Some time this week to Palliacat, to See if he 
can perswade those English runawayes that are there, to come hither, promising 
them, they shall have a pardon for their offence. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 143 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. ' [12th.] 

Twelve Englishmen that rim away from the Williamson, with her Boat, we Some of the 

hear are att Metchlepatam, upon which itt is order'd that M r Freeman do write to m enatt S ° ua 

the Braminee that looks after the Factory, to Send Peons with them, & supply MetoWepa- 

them with what necessary for their journey hither. M^jreeman 

to write a 
Letter to the 
Braminee 
about them. 

A particular Letter rec d from M r Christopher Willson att Trimlevas advising p. 2000 of 
that he had contracted for the Pag 2000 of Paddy for the Royall James, and that P"dd yC0 n- 
-the Merchants, were very desirous of our Settlement there, which is left to further Trimlevas 
consideration. . rVm 

James. 
Merchts 
'there desire 
our Settling. 

Order'd that Pag 400 be paid M r Thomas Wavell Storekeeper generall for the p. m to be 
dispatch of the Madras Frigat to Sumatra for paying mens wages, & Supplying ^ 11 * 
her with Stores & provissions. 

M 1 ' Unkettle being greatly recommended by the R* Hon ble Oomp a in their Mr Unkettie 
Generalls of the 22 th October 1686 and 7 th January following, for his great abillity, SeTb"" 
& a person fitt for Government, he in therefore order'd & appointed to Succeed tteEt 
M r Benjamin Bloome (in case of his mortallity or removall) in the Government oompa. 
of York Fort att Bencoolen, & that M r Richard Knipe & M r Richard Milton bee of Order'd to 
that Councill, taking place next to those, already appointed there, by the R* gj 1 ^ Mr 
Hon ble Comp a & that M 1 ' Knipe take his passage thither, on the Success Frigat, & Mr Knipe 
M r Milton on the Madras Frigat, & M r Knipe having made his Petition, (as enter'd tto "w 
next after this Consultation) to receive his Sallary here, from his arrivall, Itt is uexttt 
thought reasonable to grant itt, for the Supplying his occations this voyage, as also 
Pag 4 to M r Milton for his travelling charges from Conimeer hither. Honble 

Compa. 

Mr Knipe 
Petitions for 
his Sallary. 
Orderd to 
be paid him. 
Mr Milton to 
be paid 
Pago 4. 

M r James Harding arriving here the 17 th of Jan ry last past from Bengali, under James Hard- 



appointed by 

the Rt 



ng arrived 
under 



aspention 
continued by 



the Agent & Councills Suspention, 'twas Some time after taken into consideration, 

by the late President & Councill, and then concluded as p their Consultation of Snspe". 

the 27 th of Janua ry last that the Suspention Should continue, till such time as they 

could bee rightly informed of the charge against him, which arriving but lately the 7at7p r & 

wee have perused, & find that during his whole continuance in the Bay, he has JJ^j* 

deported himself very disrespectfully to his Superiors, letigiously to his equalls, & 

imperiously to his inferiors, as by their complaint att Cassimbuzar, of the whole 

Factory, of, 27 th Aug st 168[ ]. Notwithstanding which in consideration of his Bengal 



his doport- 



poverty and long standing in India, we have offered to readmit him into the R 4 him^tt'cag - 

Hon ble Comp^ Service & give him Such imployment, as should be Suitable to his g mb ? zar >. 

Station and capacity, all which he rejected, & would bring us to his capitulation & onlfe 

tearmes, as also that we must engage, & Secure him from the R l Hon 1 " Comp" 8 {^^ *°- 

future displeasure, for his former troublesome miscarriages, or to permit him to readmit him 

go home for England, the first of which being out of our power, we could not deny o t0 1 t . bc Bt 

Compaq 
Service, 
he 1 ejects itt 
but upon hie 
own tearmes. 
Or desires to 
go for 
Kngland. 
Granted him 
to goe. 



144 



Records of Fort St. 



[12th.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. 



Secretary to him the latter, and the Secretary is order'd to give Cap* Robert Strangrome 
IJTordcr to P * Commander of the Loyall Adventure, an order to receive him as a Passenger for 
receive him. England, on the R* Hon ble Comp as ace' with his necessarys. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Geay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffeeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will : Fraser. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



Coppv of 
Riohd 
Knipe's Peti 

tlOD. 



13. 

Pattamar 
dispatoht t 
Bengal], 



To the hon ,,le Elihu Yale Esq 1 ' 

President & Govern 1 of Fort S* George &c a Councill. 

The humble Petition of Richard Knipe 
Humbly sheweth 

That whereas your Petitioner having contracted with the R* Hon We East India 
Comp a for to Serve them as a Factor, att the Sallary of Thirty pounds p Ann to 
commence from the time of my arrivall on the West Coast of Sumatra, (as p 
Indentures') yet in consideration of my long stay here, there having been no 
oppertunity of goin^ where order'd & having ever Since my first arrivall here been 
ready & willing to Serve my R l Hon ble Masters to my utmost, & having now by 
your Hon rs &c a orders a convenience of going to the West Coast & wanting Several] 
necessaries of my voyage, humble desires your Hon 1 ' &c a would please to allow me 
my Sallary, ever Since my first arrivall here, which was on the 10 th day of Aprill, 
last past, hoping that my R* Hon ble Masters will not disapprove thereof, but in 
case they should your Petition 1 " shall & will bee willing to refund, but humbly 
desire your Hon r &c a will please to write to my R* Hon llle Masters in my behalf. 

And your Petition 1, (as in duty bound) shall ever pray. 
Dispateht a Pattamar to Bengali with the Packett returned p Loyall Cap' 
Generall intended to be Sent p Ship Arrival], and Generall dated 12 th Instant. 



Att a Consultation 



Thdesday 
15. 



Nabob & 
Coge Abaims 
lettrs 
Demised. 



Consideration 
thereupon. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Es^ r President & Governour 
M B John Gray S r John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M R Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

Having perused the Letter rec' 1 from the Mogulls Nabob Mahabat Cawn, as 
also that from Coje Abanus, wherein they promise us a friendly mediation with 
the Mogull, for accommodating our Warrs, & differences in Bengali, & to restore 
us our former priviledges, & make restitution of what ever has been taken from 
us, by the exactions of that Government, for which they also give us great hopes of 
procuring the Mogulls Phirmaund to confirm those priviledges, & prevent the like 
abuses for the future, by Sending Coppies thereof & proclaming them in all those 
Governments, where wee are Settled, and that two considerable persons of his 
Court, Shall bee appointed for that purpose, in consideration whereof, and the 
present circumstances of Bengali, that they have made peace, & their forces 
reported to be So few, & weak, that were not able to continue the Warr much 
longer, as also our own danger, of the Mogulls sending forces hither, 'tis thought 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 145 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. [15th.] 

fitt, that we promote our mediation <fe correspondance with the Nabob, to procure To promote 
those priviledges the R f Hon ble Comp" require, & a Letter from the President to "ion & e cor-" 
Said Coie Abanus concerning itt was read and past. respondance 

bub. 

Letter to 
Coje Abanus 
read. 

M r John Thomas having made his Petition to go home to England upon the Mr John 
first Ship, & being no ways Servicable to the R 1 Hon ble Comp a by reason of his J£°^j£ p ® "' 
indispositiou, & frequent distraction, Itt is order' d that he take his passage on the for England 
Lovall Adventure, & that Such necessarvs be allowed him, as shall be convenient Totakehia 

J . '. J passage on 

for his poor condition. the Loyaii 

Adventure. 

Necessarys 
to be allowed 
him. 

M 1 ' Thomas Davis having made his request, to go for England, on the Loyall MrThomaB 
Adventure, which the Councill taking into consideration, as also that we have had qumtYto go 
no answer, of what wrot about him to Bengali, and they now having made a peace f °r Endand. 
with the Government, wee know not, but that his Debts may bee demanded of the consul lnt ° 



R* Hon ble Comp", Itt is therefore agreed and order'd that he do continue in this To continue 
place, till we shall receive their advices concerning him. hear from 6 

Bengali. 

Order'd that the Peons, which were taken into Service in President Gyfford's Peons to be 
time, be continued, till we receive a Supply from Bengali, by our Souldiers return g°r V X edm 
from thence, or our threatned troubles cease. 

William Rider being taken from aboard the Madras Frigat, to assist the Gun- William 
ner, in mounting the Guns upon the Bulwork, Itt is order'd that his wages be paid p^ r to be 
him for that Service Pag° 16 and that he returne to his employ aboard the Said 
ffrigat now going for Sumatra. 

Elieu Yale. 

John Geay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will : Feasee. 



John Stables Sec r 



Att a Consultation Exteao 
Present 
Elihu Yale Esq r President & Goveenoue Tuesday 

M R John Geat S r John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M r 
M R - Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R William Feasee. 



ers accts 
i ngnst. 



The Land Customer M r William Fraser his Book of Accompts for the month LandCustom- 
of August read & past as followeth. 
Land Custome 

Petty land or Choultry Customes ... 
Weighers duty 
MeasurerB duty 



P 51: 


11 


43 


, 30: 


16: 


37 


1: 


08: 


S2 


. 125: 


12: 


34 


P 208 


13 


32 



146 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[16th.] 

Mndapolla 



damaged. 
Warehous- 
keeper to 
examine 
them. 

Damag'd to 
be taken out 
the rest re- 



-FORT 8 T - GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. 



The Madapollam Goods brought hither by the Loyall Adventure being reported 
by M 1 ' Freeman to be damaged, & the Captain refusing to sign Bills of Lading for 
them att Madapollam, the Warehouskeeper is order'd to take them ashoar, & 
examine them, taking out what goods are damaged, & relade the rest, giving the 
Bookkeeper an ace' thereof, & if the damaged goods can be cured before the 
dispatch of the Ship, that they be also sent by her, otherwise by the next conveyance. 



goods to be 
cared. 



brought by 
Chinua Ven- 
oatadry. 
Said Cowl to 
bee returned. 
What Cowl to 
bee procured. 
Orelcs to bee 
deferred. 



Chinna Vencatadry having this day brought us a Cowle from Madna Anta 
Pontolo, Governour of this Country, which being insufficient, as to the tearm of 
time, mentioning only one year, & exceeding our Piscash, Pag 500, after a Ion a- 
debate, itt is agreed, that the Said Cowl, be returned to Madna Anta Pontolo, & if 
itt cannot bee procured, for five or att least three years, att Pag 4000 p Ann rent, 
& Pag 1000 Piscash, according to our former Consultation of the 4" 1 last month, 
that itt then be deferred, till a better oppertunity, when wee may have a Secure 
good Cowl for our mony, whereas the troubles & uncertainty of the present 
Governm 1 makes itt doubtf ull. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs, 

John Littleton. 

R. Fpreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry "Will : Frasgr. 



16. 

Genii &ca 
from Cooda- 
loor. 

18. 

_ Mr William 
Shales died. 
Genii &ca t 
from Coni- 
meer. 

19. 

News from 
Callicut of 
the Bengali 
Mercht being 
there. 
Bengali 
Mercht 
Sa'led from 
Callicut for 
Bombay. 
Sloop Sophia 
from Metch- 
lepa. 



brought 
her. 



MUNDAY 

19. 



Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 12 th Instant with a Letter to the 
President, from Harja Maha Raja, & another from Timmage Pontolo, Coodaloor 
Soobidar. 

This morning att 4 a Clock died M r William Shales Factor. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer, dated the 16 th Instant with Sam 11 "Whitby's 
Petition to go to the West Coast. 

In a particular Letter from M r Mitchell Chief of Callicut to the President, he 



advises that the Bengali Merch*, Cap' Pierce Comander arrived there from England, 
the 14 th of last month, and Sailed thence the 18 th ditto for Bombay. 

Sloop Sophia John Downing Master, arrived from Metchlepatam and on her 

four of the twelve English men, that run away from the Williamson, three others 
dying in their voyage hither, and five gone from thence they knew not where. 

Att a Consultation 

i 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour 
M E John Gray S e John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M r Robert Frkehan 
M E Thomas Wavell M e 

M E William Fraser. 



Diary and Consultation Booh f 1687. 147 

"" [19th.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687, 



bys Petition 

"Whitby, to go to the West Coast which is granted, and that [a] Letter be writtfor to go to the 

his repair hither, to go upon these Ships. granted 08,81 

Letter from the President to Mahobat Cawn the Mogulls Nabob dated this day Two Letters 

read and past, as also another to ditto dated the 20 th . x^* *** 

Seven of the twelve English men, formerly run away from th| e] Williamson, Englishmen. 

being brought upon the Sloop Sophia, from Metchlepatam, three of which dying in ^p^'ife 011 ' 

-the voyage hither, the other four a[re] order'd to be Sent aboard the Loyal] Sent aboard 

Adventure, the better to enable h[er] voyage to England. Adventure. 

Senior Manuche Inhabitant of this place, who the late Pre[si]dent, & Council] SenorManu- 

imployed in forwarding our Letters to the Mog[ulls] and Nabob, an accompt of a n ° a , C cVof e18 

which charge for five of his Servan[ts] as also Some Oyle of Cloves, Cinamon & charges att 

Mace, for a Present [to] the Mogull, amounting to Pag" 90 : 34 : Itt is order'd to c a e m " 0,rnllB 

be paid him, with thanks for his trouble. Also tne Cost 

* ofSomeOyles 

Order'd both 
to bee paid. 

Order'd that the 20 Souldiers appointed to the West Coast do receive three s ° ul ^ ie ™ for 
months Impress, & that they be devided ten on each Ship, as also the Slaves, & coasttohave 
that the Oaptaines be order'd to take care of them, & not lett them want due 3 month8 
accommodation, & necessarys, for their health & Safetys. Oaptto'take 

care of them 
& of the 

"Wee being greatly in want, of paper & Books, for Registers, and other p aper ' Boolr g 
businesses, & there offering a parcell for Sale, 'tis order'd that they be bought att order'd to be 
Pag fifteen. bought ' 

S r John Biggs Judge of the Admiralty recommending to us a Rule, for the a Rule for 
expediting of business in our Court, which is that all Actions shall be tryed or ^^"Yded 
condemned within four Court dayes, Itt is agreed & order'd, that itt be publisht, by Sr John 
& observ'd accordingly. o&to be 

Elihtj Yale. pubiish'd. 

John Gkay. 

J. Biggs 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec rv . Will : Fraser. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present 

Elihtj Yale Esq 11 President & Governotjr Wrnsdat 

M R John Gray S r John Biggs 21. 

M R John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

Walter Galloway offering himself to Serve the R l Hon ble Corap a att the West loway offers 
Coast, Itt is order'd that he be entertain'd a Writer att 15 £ a year, having a \™ T fewest 
good Character of him from Some of the Councill, & that Pag ]0 bee paid him on Coast. 
ace' of his Sallery. Wdt' 8 '" 

Wrir.er. 



Cap 1 Francis Eldred having often very importunatly demanded demorage, Q°" t Cfc g. n , iuB d 

according to Charterparty with the R' Hon ble Comp a for his Ship Loyall Captaine, demorageV 

a breach of 

att £ 3 : 15 p day from her arrival! from England to this Port, the 11 th of April], orders. 



148 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[21st] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687.- 



CoDaider- 
ation 

upon Capt 
Eldreds 
breach of 
orders. 



What demo- 
rage to be pd 



To give a full 
discharge., 



Reasons for 
paying that 
Demorage. 



to this day the time of her unlading & discharge, which by his Ace 4 is 162 dayes, 

att £ 3 : 15 & 5 p Dollar is E Us f 2430, which Summe he demanded of the Council!, 
whereupon M r Robert Freeman & M 1 ' Samuell Wales late Chiefs of Metchlepatam 
& Madapollam, were Sent for, they being chiefly concern'd in diverting the Loyall 
Captain, from her order'd voyage'to Bengali, wben after we had heard the whole- 
relation of this affair, with their reasons & necessity for their ordring the Ship 
hither, ae p their joint Consultation of the 20 th July in Metchlepatam, as also Cap' 
Eldreds reasons & excuses for his breach of orders, M r Wales & he, were desired 
to withdraw, when the Councill long debated the matter, & by plurality of Votes 
resolved as followeth Viz'. 

That in consideration of Cap' Eldreds great fault, by his breach of orders, in 
his dispatch to the Bay, which might have been, the occation of many 
bad consequents for the circumstances of our affairs in Bengali, & to caution & 
deterr others for the future from the like inexcuseable offence, 'tis agreed 
& order'd that no more demorage be paid him, then from his arrivall here, the 11 th 
Aprill to the '20 th of July, which is only the time he was actually in Service, & 
was clear'd from the Madapollam goods, which were then put aboard the Loyall 

Adventure in Metchlepatam road, which is 99 dayes, att £ 3 : 15 p diern, & the- 

Dollar att 5 as p Charterparty amo ts to By 119 | 1485 & that this Summe be not paid 
him, without he fully discharges the B* Hon ble Comp a from all future demands for 
the remaining 945 Dollers, he makes due by his ace* for bringing up the R' Hon bl8 
Comp as Sick Servants, & their necessarys hither, And the reason of our paying the 
1485 Dollars is from M r Freemans and M r Wales their declaration, that they could 
procure no other conveyance for the Madapollam goods thence, which was long 
endeavoured to be transported through the Rivers to Metehlepatam, in which they 
had got a great way, but itt not being thoroughly to be effected, they were forced 
to return them to Madapollam, where they must of necessity have layn, exposed 
to the hazzard & danger of a bad Government & the Mogulls Army, who were- 
plundering not farr from those parts, & their nearer approach daily expected, 
from whom, neither wee, nor our concernes, could expect any favour, considering 
our differences with them in Bengali, besides the necessity of those goods for the 
dispatch of the Loyall Adventure, for England, all which reasons render the 
bringing them thence upon Ship Loyall Captain, a necessary good Service to the- 
R* Hon ble Comp a . 

Elihu Tale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R : Fpeeeman. 

Nat Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 Will : Fraser. 



21. 

Generll from 
Coodaloor. 



Letter fror 

Thomas 

Constable. 



22. 

Samuell 
Gyfford died. 



Rec a a Generall from Coodaloor dated the [Lacuna in tlie original] Ins* advising 
that they can get no freight for the Boyall James, that M r Hali & M r Swynoke had 
resorted Some of the Bales, which they found correspond with the opinions of 
the Warehouskeeper &c a here, that M r Davis &c a will give answer to itt when they 
come to the Fort, That they finding the goods So unsortable, & worse then Muster, 
deferr Sending their opinions, till they have opened & resorted every Bale, That 
they had demanded the papers of M r Davis relating to the treatment for a 
Settlement, att Trimlevas, but was denied them. 

Kec d a Letter from Thomas Constable att Trimlevas dated the 13 th Ins* con- 
cerning lading the Royall James with Grain, upon freight the tearmes proposed, 
but not accepted by him. 

This morning att 5 a Clock died Samuell Gyfford writer. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. -14:9 

FORT St. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. [22nd.] 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e Peesident & Govebnoob Thursday 

M E John Geay S* John Biggs 22 - 

M B John Littleton M b Eobert Freeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M b Nath Higginson • 

M B William Feasee. 

There being Twenty Seven Pagodas remaining to compleat the Thousand what re- 
Dollars agreed in Charterparty to Supply the Ship Loyall Adventure with neces- "^pieft^e 
sarys, Itt is order'd to bee paid Cap' Robert Strangroom the present Commander. Loyaii 

Adventures 
1000 Dollars. 
To be paid 
Capt atan- 

M r Thomas Constable advising us in his Letter of the 13 th Instant, that he Merohtsatt ' 

could not prevail with those Merchants, to lade Grain on the Eoyall James for ^"eTo'lad* 

this Port, but that they were willing to freight to the am* of '6 or 4000 Pag of Grain on the 

Paddy, within 10 or 12 dayes time for Palliacat, Eamapatam or Pettepollee, & f 7^/£££ 

though our chief design in Sending the Eoyall James to the Southward, was for What Ports 

Stores for the Garison, & Supplies for the Town, but Since that is not to be ^deC 11 

effected, rather then she should want a lading, & make an unprofitable idle voyage, Rather then 

'tis agreed that if they cannot procure, a freight hither, that they take one for ^g^acce^'t 

Palliacat, Eamapatam or Pettepollee, att the us a all rates for those parts, & that of said 

a Letter be wrot & Sent to Coodaloor ordering itt accordingly. Lettoto be 

Elihu Yale. writ to 

John Geay. Coodftloor - 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

E. Ffeeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat. Higginson. 
John Stables Sec' t . Will : Feaser. 

Gen" to Coodaloor dated this day approved & Signed, advising about lading 23. 
the Eoyall James, with Paddy, Abating their Merch* 8 Intrest, Sending an ace* of ^J 
the resorting the goods formerly Sorted by M r Davis &c 8 . And hastening in their 
goods, & Sorting itt to be Sent by the Eoyall James, att her return hither, to be 
laden on the Dragon, when She arrives from Persia. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present Satterday 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Goveen e 
M R S R John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M" Robert Freeman 
M" Thomas Wavell M" Nath Higginson 
M E William Feaser. 

The Quarter Sessions of this Citty being ended, & four Criminalls being Concerning 
Legally tryedby a Jury were convicted of fellonious Roberys, & Sentanc't to death 
according to Law, But the Court considering that justice enclin'd to mercy, & 
that these were the first crimes, they were here charged with, & probably instiga- 
ted thereto, by youth, the Temptation of a notorious Eogue their Eingleader, or sentenced 
from necessity by the long Soar famine, upon which considerations, 'tis agreed death - 
that the principall & bold offender, Managattee Tombeane, do Suffer death on The principaii 
Thursday next, according to Sentence, & by his Sad example, to deterr others SlSSf deiSh. 



alls i 
ricted & 



150 



[24th.] 

The other 3 
to be burnt in 
the Shoulder 
& banisht to 
Sumatra* to 
remain the 
Et Honble 
Compas 
Slaves. 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT 8*. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687.- 



from the like crimes, & that the other three Criminalls, Pindarum, Verago & 
Tannapa, be burn'd on the Shoulder, & banish't this place to Sumatra, where 
they are to remain Slaves to the R* Hon ble Comp a during life, & never to return 
hither upon pain of death. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 
• J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Fereeman. 

Tho: Wavell. 

Nat:Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Feasee. 



25. This morning Samuell Whitby arrived here from Conimeer in order to his 

SaminVhitby • tQ ^ Weat f] oast 

from Com- & & 

meer. ATT A CONSULTATION 



Monday 
26. 



P. 1000 to be 
paid Mr. Hig 
ginson 
Paymaaters 
accts for 
August. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq" Peesident & Governour 
M B John Geat S" John Biggs 

M 1 John Littleton M e Robeet Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M R William Feasee. 
Orderd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Nathaniel! Higginson Paymaster generall 
to defray Charges Garrison &c a . 

M r Thomas Wavell late Paymaster his Accompts for the month of August 
read and past as followeth. 



Charges Garrison ... 

Charges Generall ... 

Charges Diett 

Charges Extraordinary 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise 

Acco** ffortifications &c a 

By Bengali expedition 

By a voyage to Tenasseree 

By an Error committed in the month of 
July, under the head of Charges Gar- 
rison. 



Pag 733 : 84 : 00 



495 


18 


00 


260 


10 


51 


10 


35 


31 


39 


32 


— 


99 


09 


— 


207 


28 


— 


67 


12 


— 


116 


21 


— 



33 



P. 2064 : 19 : 



oath of a M r Knipe & M r Milton not having taken the Oath of a freeman in England, 

admirTter-d they were this day Sent for, & according to the R* Hon ble Comp as orders, in their 

&Mr r jwton Grenera11 o£ tne 9 * h of June 1686 that a11 below the Councill should take itt, which 

on ' was administred to them. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Geay. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffeeeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
Will : Feasee. 



John Stables Sec rv - 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 151 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1867. [27th.] 



Sloop Pilgrim 
from Mada- 
pollam. 



Wavell. 
Capt Eldred 



Sloop Pilgrim John Phillips Master arrived from Madapollam. 

Att a Consultation 

Present m 

Ihursdat 
Elihtj Yale Esq* President & Goveenoue 29. 

M B John Gray S k John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M e Robert Feeeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M B William F baser. 

Order'd that the Sallary due and payable to the R* Hon tle Comp as Servants Hilary 
att this place, be paid them, And that M r Gray do draw up a List accordingly, "^'^ t0 bem 
there having been no Sallary paid here these 12 months. 

Generall to Surat dated this day read & past & order'd to bee engrossed. Goneraiito 

J ° Suratread. 

Order'd that Pag 400 bee paid M r Thomas Wavell Storekeeper for fitting p. 400 to be 
and dispatch of the Ships. p£a Mr 

Cap* Eldred having delivered an ace* of Rice, expended upon maintenance 
of Lascars aboard his Ship from Madapollam & Metchlepatam hither, amounting delTveViTan' 
by his accompt to Pag 45, but upon consideration that he alter'd his voyage, owdera" 8 ' 
contrary to his dispatch, and the Lascars being provided and paid Impress money tion there 
for Bengali, which by his not going thether, is wholy lost to the R l Hon ble Comp a upon ' 
and they being Servicable to him in his voyage hither, his English men being Sick, No more to 
Itt is therefore thought reasonable that no more be paid him, then has been. then a ha S him 

Having private advice of a late robbery committed by the Muckwaes of a ' 1een • 
parcell of Oorrall Stoln out of Chests bringing ashoar, orders were given of stouT 617 
for immediate enquiry & examination, & accordingly found a Small box of Corrall Corraii. 
Gregio, which was committed to the Warehouskeeper, with orders to him, to corraiTfound 
Search the Corrall Chests, to know what's broak or wanting, & that the Justices committed 
do Strictly examine this business, there being notice of much more Stolen, & hidden h^ke^er 6 " 
in their houses, which they are also order'd to Search for, But upon the first noise Justices 
hereof, most of the Muckwaes, being conscious of their guilt, left their dwellings, examine 'the 
to Secure themselves from Justice, dispersing to Palliacatt & Sadraspatam &c a which bi <sineas. 
happening badly in this busie time for the dispatch of our Severall Ships, 'tis moreCoLaii 
order'd they bee recall'd, with the assurance, that none but the Guilty shall suffer Stoln - 
for this crime, they being all notorious Theives, are fearfull of being punish'd for maa™for°itt! 
Company or their past crimes, And th6 'twas late order'd but neglected by the The ""»<&- 
Stewards Sickness, Wee do now again order, that M 1 ' Praser (who being Land ae^dwlu- 
Customer, has the best oppertunity for itt) do buy fforty young Sound Slaves for in % s - 
the R* Hon ble Comp a and dispose them to the Severall Mussulaes, two or three on & n one re bat ld 
each, in charge of the Chiefman of the Boat, to be fed & taught by them, & to the Gu >ity to 
encourage their care therein 'tis order'd a short red broad cloth Coat be given m Eraser to 
to each Chiefman, & that the R* Hon hle Comp a8 marke bee embroider'd with Silk hu 7*o young 
on their backs, with the number of their Rank & the Boat, which are also to be To 'be' 
So numbred, whereby wee shall have them att better command, our business go dl9 posed fto 
more currently on, & easelier thereby discover their Theiverys. Muenjiaes. 

To be fed A 

tanght by 

them. 

A short red 

Coat to be 

given to eaoh 

Chiefman. 

Order'd that M r Nathaniell Higginson & M r William Fraser do with a Guard Mr Higgin- 
■of 18 Holbertiers and Peons accompany and Seethe Execution of Managattee Erast/to see 
Tambeane, according to Sentance of death past upon him, on Satterday last, the the exeontion 

of Managatte 
Tambeane. 



152 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[20th.] 

Hir his {sic] 
to be Bett 
Hp for 
example 

Madras & 
Snoeess 
ffrigt3 
dispatches. 
Advice of 16 
of the Royall 
James men 
run away. 
Plunder'd 
several] Boats 
of vallue. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1687. 



Peons to be 
sent along the 
Coast to sur- 
prise tbem. 
Commission 
to be given to 
the Sumatra 
Ships to take 
them. 



24 th Instant, & that after he is hang'd & dead, that his head be Sever'd from his 
body, and fixt upon Some remarkable place, to deterr others from Such notorious 
Robberys. 

Ship Madras Frigat & Success Frigatt, their dispatches to the West Coast, 
dated thus day read and past. 

Having rec d advice from the Chief & Council) att Coodaloor, & from Thomas 
Constable att Trimlevas, that Sixteen of the Stoutest Englishmen were run away 
from the Royall James, & had Seized upon a Country Boat, & after taken & 
plunder'd Severall others of Pag° 2500 in ready money, & many other things of 
vallue, also wounded & cutt off the ears of many, & reported that they designed 
to take the first Ship they mett with, & turn Pirats, whereupon 'tis order'd that 
Peons be sent along the Coast to surprize them if they can, when they com© 
ashoar, & raise the Country upon them, And that a Commission bee given the 
Captaines of the two Ships dispatcht to Sumatra, to Coast itt asfarr as Coodaloor,. 
or further if they hear of them, & take them if possible by fair meanes or force.. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Feasee. 

29. Rec d a G-enerall from Coodaloor dated the 25 th Ins* with a Letter from 

Co e o D daW 0m Thomas Constable dated att Trimlevas the 23 th Ins' giving an ace 1 of 16 of the 
Letter from Rojall James men runing away from the Ship, & carrying a Boat with them 
stebkT C °" out °f tn ^ Road, and of the troubles occation'd therby from the Government. 
30. 

New Madras 

Meroht for 

Acheen. 

Dispatches 

deliver'd 

Sumatra 

Gapts. 

Burneo Mer- 

ohantrfrom 

Bengali. 

Packett 



Ship new Madras Merch* Christopher Fox Master Sailed for Acheen. 



from thence 



Pmo 
Generall 
from Cooda- 
loor. 

Letter from 
Thomas Con- 
stable. 

Letters to 
Mognlls 
Nabob and 
Coje Abanns 
to be sent. 
Sont forward 
this night. 



Ships Madras Frigat & Success Frigat their dispatches for the West Coast 
dated yesterday were delivered the Commanders. 

Ship Burneo Merchant Thomas Bowrey Master arrived from Bengali, & 
brought a Packett from thence containing Hugly Gen 11 to Fort S* George dated 
att Little Tanna the 26 th August 1687. Coppy of Articles of peace concluded on 
the 8 th June, Translate of the Nabob of Dacca's Perwanna, rec d 21 th July, 
Translate of Abdulsummets Letter to Agent Charnock rec d 23 th August, Translate 
of a paper Sealed by Abdulsummett for the confirming the Articles of Peace, 
Translate of a paper Signed by Agent Charnock to Abdulsummet the 8 th June,. 
Coppy of a Gen 11 from Indrapoora to Bengali dated 13 th March 168f & from 
Bencoolen dated 3 rd Janua 17 168f . A List of the R* Hon ble Comp ttS Servants dead 
since October 1686. A List of the Souldiers in the B.' Hon ble Comp as Service, with 
a mark on those that are dead & run away this last year. List of Said Packett. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 27 th last month, giving an ace* of 
the mischief done by the Royall James men, that run away, and a Letter from 
Thomas Constable & Crimstone Luckin att Trimlevas dated the 25 tb past, giving 
an ace* of the troubles they meet with, there by reason of Said men. 

The Letters to the Mogulls Nabob, & Coje Abanus att Gulcondah, not being 
yet Sent, & receiving advices last night from Bengali, Itt was put to the Councill, 
whether to Send them or no, which was carried in the affirmative, by the same 
plurality of Votes, confirming the Consultation of the 15 th last month, So were 
forwarded this night. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 153 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687 



[2nd.] 
This morning the Madras & Success Frig* 8 Sailed for the West Coast. ships sailed 

for Sumatra. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esa E President & Governour Munday 

M» John Gray S r John Biggs 3. 

M E John Littlkton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M b 

Mr William Fraskr. 

The President read his Cash Book for the month of September which was Presidents 
examined & past in Councill the ballance being Pag 3773 : 06 : 1. sep« B °° k f ° r 

The Muckwaes whom wee sent after to Palliacat, were this day brought Eight Maok- 
thence by our Peons, being in number eight, tho they had applied themselves to f^om pmiu-' 
that Governour for his protection, but he hearing of their crimes, civilly deliver' d oat - 
them up to our people, & are order'd to be Secured, & examined by the Justices, & to be Secured 
their case reported to the Councill, who thereupon will proceed with them & examined. 
according to Justice. 

Cap* Eobert Stangroome Commander of the Loyall Adventure, continuing LoyaiiAdven- 
Still very weak, & his men very idle and disorderly, Since the death of Cap' *™«*mendis- 

Goodlad, questioning the authority of their present Commander & Officers, to the authority of 
delaying their business, I'ts therefore order'd that M r Freeman do go aboard Said c ^ r pr °! ent 

Ship, & from us to declare Cap* Robert Stangroome their Commander, and the Mr Freeman 

rest of the Officers in their Severall Stations, ordring their due obedience & & d |° 1 i ^ ard 

dilligence, that they may be laden, & dispatcht in Season. capt stan- 

Elihu Yale. £l£& 

John Gray. ordring 

Jtj _ their obedi- 

. ±JIGGS. ence that the 

John Littleton. ship may be 

ET-, laden & dis- 

. FfREEMAN. p atont ; n 

Tho :' Wavell. time - 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Fraser. 

Rec d two Petitions, one from Thomas Mackrith att Bengali, requesting to 3. 
come to the Fort for his health, the other from Zouch Troughton, desiring to Thomas fr ° m 
have the place of Lievtenant of the Second Company itt being void, which the Mackrith. 
Councill will consider hereafter? . zouch° n r ° m 

Troughton. 

This morning att one a Clock died M 1 ' Sam 11 Wales late Chief of Madapollam. 4. 

Mr Samnell 
Wales died. 

m 
Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq/ President & Goveenodr Thdksday 

M E John Gray S b John Biggs 6 - 

Me John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M" Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

The Bookkeeper being making up the Aocompt of Sallary, when perusing the Concerning 
Generall Letter, for S r John Biggs his Sallary, there is nothing exprest therein, ^^h U 
relating thereto, which wee Suppose an accidentall omission, the Governour of the saiiary. 



154 



Records of Fort St. George. 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER, 1687, 



pollam and 
Vizagapatan: 



Report of 

Pettepollee 

goods. 



Comp a having wrot to the President that his Sallary was to bee att 100 p Annum, 
payable in India, & to have his personal! diett, att the Generall Table, when att 
the Fort, which wee agree & conclude to be a sufficient warrant, for allowing 
him the Same, & the Accomptant is accordingly order'd to make up S 1 ' John Biggs 
his Sallary att that rate. 

According to the generall order for examining all the Subordinate Factorys 
Goods, M r William Fraser <fcc a Warehouse assistants, give an ace* in writing of 
the Pettepollee goods, provided & Sorted by M r John Littleton Chief &c a there, a& 
enter'd next after this Consultation. 

Order'd that Pag 200 be paid M r Henry Alford for four Candy of Copper 
bought of him to make Copper Cash for the West Coast on the R' Hon ble Comp a * 
accompt for the use of those Factories. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster Generall 
to defray Charges Garrison <Sc a . 

M r James Harding having given in a paper to the President & Councill 
being called to examination thereupon, he was demanded what he had to offer in 
the R* Hon ble Comp as behalf & who those persons were he reflects upon in his Said 
paper, that had disserved the R* Hon hle Comp a which he desired he might have 
time to declare in writing, which was granted him, & promised to be brought 
in next Consultation day, he was also desired to acquaint the Councill, if he 
had anything to offer to the advantage of the R* Hon ble Comp as affairs, or 
could discover any wrong done them, & we would enquire into itt, & do them 
right therein, tho M r Harding seems unworthily to question itt, & causlesly to 
reflect upon us, but detraction & turbulency are his Province, agreing with no 
man, nor ever contented in any station or condition, & we doubt never will, 
having had the offer of severall good employments from us, with much friendly 
good advices, which was chiefly from the consideration of his long Service & 
poverty, but nothing will take impression upon him, but his willfull humor. 

Sefior Nicholas Charmott a French Padree desiring leave to take his passage- 
for England upon the Loyall Adventure,, Itt is granted & the Secretary order'd 
to give the Commander an order, to receive him & his necessaries, he paying for 
his passage. 

Elihu Yalk. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. ,. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . , Will : Fraser. 

Ship Tobaccalee Samuell Prickman Master, arrived from Madapollam, coming- 
from thence in May last, but drove to Leaward as fair as Vizagapatam, & on her 
Some Timbers of the R* Hon ,,le Company's. 

Fort**- George October 4 th 1687- 
Pettepollee goods viewed & examined by the Subscribers. 

No. 1 Diapers well & true Sorted to the goodness of the Muster. 

1 Dimeties the Same. 
2 & 3 Collowapoes very well Sorted. 

1 Cotton Romalls a good Chay, but somewhat Short of Muster. 

2 Goaconcherulas well Sorted. 

2 Saderuncheras well Sorted but Somewhat pale Chay. 

2 Sasserguntes not come ashoar. 

William Fraser, 
Henry Alford. 
Ed: Tredcropt. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 155 



■FORT ST. QEORGI, OCTOBER 1687.- 



To the Hon ble Elihu Yale President & Governour 



[6th.] 

Coppy of 



of the Coast of Choroinandell Bay of Bengali Mr Hardinga 



piper. 



& Sumatra &c. a Councill, 
The 29 th Ultm in a Petition I desired to be Secured from the detriment of 
Forgeries, hatched against me by certain malitious persons in Bengali, who are 
notoriously guilty of high misdemeanors, especially the R* Worp 11 Job Charnock 
Agent, If I cannot be heard in the R* Hon ble Comp as behalf, nor in my own, itt is 
for no purpose to stay longer here, thereby to Suffer any wayes, the loss of my 
light, as heretofore in M 1 ' Vincent & in M r Littleton's time, by their ill tricks, 
should itt not be your Hon 1 ' &c a pleasure, firmly to Settle me according to my 
request, in the forementioned paper, I am compelled through disco uragments & 
matters of very great import to the R* Hon bIe Comp a to go home upon the Loyall 
Adventure, desiring coppy of the Consultation, & what elce here on Register that 
relates to mee. The oppressions & Tyranies over me in India, have been so many, 
that I cannot provide for so long a voyage as I am inclined, I intreat your Hon' 
&c a upon this weighty occation, which so much concernes the R l Hon ble Comp as 
interest, Therefore to pay me my Sallary & Chamber rent, I never doubted the 
first, because itt was absolutly promised me, with other encouragments, till 
further orders from England about mee, & that your Hon r &c a also please to put 
in such provissions aboard, as in such cases some others has had, that I may not be 
Subject to the abuses of any belonging to the Ship, 1 embarque on, nor want neces- 
sary refreshment att Sea, If the R* Hon ble Comp a disapprove of these disburstments 
(as I know they will not) on my ace*. I will oblige myself to have itt deducted 
out of my arrears, which is considerable, all which I leave to your speedy con- 
sideration & determination Remaining 

Hon bIe S r &c a . 

Your most humble Servant 
Madras 6 th October 1687. James Harding. 



The Monsoons breaking up sooner this year then expected or is usuall, 8. 
there happened great damage to the Ships & Vessells in the Road, Itt began on ^Monsoons 
Tuesday the 4 th Ins* when there run a gr. at Sea & Surf all day, & in the after- breaking 
noon a flurry of Wind & Rain, Wensday the 5 th the Same great Sea & Surf con- J^ 8 
tinued, with a flurry of Wind & R<un in the forenoon, Thursday the 6 th the wind 
blew hard with Rain most part of the day, & in the morning a Ship belonging to 
a Chouliar bound for Acheen, & Sloop Sophia drove from their Anchors, & put 
to Sea, with many Boates of Paddy, Friday the 7 th a very great Storm of Wind. & 
rain all day, in the morning Ships Loyall Captain & Cesar, were drove from their 
Anchors, and put to Sea, & in the afternoon Ship Tobaccalee forst from her An- 
chors & run ashoar about two miles from this place to the Southward & Sloop 
Pilgrim a little way from the_ Fort, & now no Boats in the Road nor other 
Vessels, the Loyall Adventure & Burneo Merch* being only left. Saterday the 
gth rp^g w j n d blowing very hard last night forct the Loyall Adventure & Burneo 
Merch* from their Anchors, the former being found this morning broak to pieces 
att S* Thomas Point having run ashoar, last night about 12 a Clock, & the latter 
a little to the Southward of Sloop Pilgrim, during the fierceness of this Storm, the 
Winds continued between East & North East, which brought the Sea very near 
the Bulwark and wall, but this morning the Wind & Sea abating, we hope the 
danger's past. 

This morning Sam 11 Prickman Master of Ship Tobaccale cast away yesterday, 8 - 
delivers the President a Gen 11 from Vizagapatam, dated 28 th past, advising of Ship f G r ^' . 
Williamsons arrivall & dispatch thence to the Bay, cf her Seizing & carrying patam. 
with her a Ship called the Diamond belonging to the Mognlls Egib att Metchle- aSST 1 ' 
patam, That the price of Silver is very low there, none offering Pag 5 p Seer, dispatch 
which being So mean a rate, they will attend further orders about itt, however Bengali* 



156 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[8th.] 



taken & 
carried wth 
her. 

They draw 
two Bills 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687.- 



that they might clear their debts, pay the first third of the Town rent, & 
make provission of Paddy & Rice for this place as order'd, they have drawn two 
Bills both payable to Kitte Narrain, the one for Pag 3500 the other for Pag 162 : 
16 which they have rec d into the R* Hon ble Comp as Cash, and that M r Fleetwood 
wa3 gone to Sunaporuni and Ganjam to provide the Grain. 



Att a Consultation Exteao 



Sattekday 



Of lading the 
Loyall 
Adventure. 
Often recom- 
mended to 
the Ware- 
honskeeper. 
The Comman- 
der prest to 
get his Ship 
in a readi- 
ness. 

Reasons way 
their business 
went on 
slowly. 
Ours ready to 
dispatch her 
in a few dayes 



happening. 
Loyall 
Adventure 
drove ashoar. 
Souldiers & 
Peons Sett to 
watch att the 
Sea Side. 
Not a bale 
seen to come 
ashoar 
Concerning 
the lumber 
that oame 
ashoar from 
the wreck. 
Five of the 
Ships crew 
missing. 
The Bt. Hon- 
ble Comp".s 
loss great. 
All possible 
care taken. 
Many others 
great loosera. 

Mr Littleton 
to give an 
aoct of the 
Loyall Ad- 
ventures 
lading. 
Watch to be 
kept att the 
Sea Side. 
Peons to be 
sent North- 
ward & South 
ward. 

Letters to be 
writt to 
Coodaloor, 
Conimeer 
&ca. 



Present 

Blihtj Yalr Esq" President & Goveenour 
M E John Geat S e John Bigos 

M E John Littleton M b 

M K M B Nath Higginson 

M B William Fraseb. 

Ship Loyall Adventure according to our former Consultation of the 29 th August 
being order'd to be discharged of her goods brought hither, & reladen with a 
Cargo for England, which was often recomended to the Warehouskeeper, to use 
his greatest expedition therein, who they say did accordingly press the Com- 
mander, to get his Ship in a readiness, to receive in goods, & to Send what others 
were order'd ashoar, but through his, & many of his Seamens distempers & weak- 
ness, which they brought hither from Metchlepatam, their business went on 
Slowly, tho ours was in readiness to have dispatcht her in few dayes, also the Boat 
mens riming away was a great hindrance, but contrary to all expectation, & the 
course of the Monsoons, happened on Thursday last so violent a storm, as drove 
three Ships out of the road, & two Ships with Several! Country Boats ashoar, the 
Loyall Adventure & another Ship Still riding att Anchor so well, that there was 
little doubt of their safety, tho the Seas run so high, no Boat or Cattamaran, could 
possibly gett off to their assistance, But the Winds & Seas encreasing, they 
unhappily broak all their Cables, & came ashoar about 12 last night, before w ch 
Guards of Souldiers & Peons were order'd by the Governour to watch all night 
att the Sea Side, least any such disaster should happen, that they might be ready 
to Succour them, & Save what people & goods should come ashoar, but tho the 
Loyall Adventure bilg'd & broak in pieces very near the Shoar, att S* Thomas 
Point, yet not a Bale could bee seeu to come ashoar, nor any thing of greater 
consequence, then Some parcells of Tea, Gallingal, broaken Scritores, with empty 
Chests & Cask, & such lumber, which was order'd to be Secured in one of the 
R* Hon bie Comp as Godowns, & after all was brought in, to deliver each person, 
what they could make appear to be theirs, & what of the Wreck Saved to be Sold 
for the Owners, & brought to their ace* there are five of the Ships crew missing, 
which are Supposed to be dr >wn'd, many others narrowly escaping with their lives, 
And tho the R* Hon ble Comp tls loss & disappointment is very great, by this unex- 
pected, but unavoidable disaster, yet we having done our duties & taken all possible 
care therein, wee hope none will blame us, for such Providentiall dispensations, 
many of us having been great loosers thereby. 

M r John Littleton Warehouskeeper is order'd to give a List of all the R f 
Hon ble Comp" 8 goods, laden from the Northern Factorys, & here, aboard ship Loyall 
Adventure, & that he produce the Bills of Lading or receipts for them. 

Order'd that a Strict Guard & Watch be Still kept att the Sea Side to 
prevent embezling any thing, that may be driven ashoar, also that Ten Peons 
be sent along the Coast, to Palliacat & ten to Covelou, & enquire all the way, 
for goods driven ashoar, & if find any, to Secure them for the R* Hon bla 
Comp a & give us present advice thereof, least the Country Governments Seiz 
them as forfeitures, Also that Letters be wrot to Coodaloor, and Conimeer, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 157 

FORT ST- GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. [8th.] 

& to the Governours & Avaldars of the Country, as far as Armagon to the North- 
ward, & Marcawnum to the Southward to Search for and Secure, what goods shall 
be drove ash oar for the R* Hon ble Comp a giving advice thereof hither, there being 
no goods come ashoar here suppose them driven one of those wayes. 

Generalls to Coodaloor & to C'onimeer & to the Governours & Avaldars dated Generaiis 
this day read and past. rea paa ' 

There being 18 Seamen which belonged to the Loyall Adventure escaped 18 Seamen of 
ashoar destitute of all necessarys, Itt is therefore order'd that the Boatswain, * e v 2J 
Gunner, Cai^penter & Coxen be entertain'd in the Gun room crew, & the rest to escaped 
take up Armes, & that a months pay be advanced, to provide them with Cloaths ^b^taken 
& diett, thev coming naked ashoar. into the 

J ° lit n.„w 



Compas 
Service. 
A months 
paj' to be 
advanced. 

The French Padre that we had given leave to take his passage on the Loyall French. Pad- 
Adventure for England, made a complaint to us, that he had laden a Trunk upon p^ntof a 
her, wherin were two Gold & Silver Boxes, which he brought from the King of Gold box lost 
Siam, & that the Gold one was for his Sovereign Maj ty of England, wherein were Adventure. 
Letters to him, & Severall others, & that Since the Said Ships being cast away, he 
had Seen that Trunk broak ashoar, but nothing therein, And that he took a paper 
from the hands of M r Nathaniell Higginson, which he knew to be in the Said Gold ^°" c !,™ , d I1 | 
box, and was a List of a Present, Sent the King of England, by the King of Siam /the paper* 
last year upon a French Ship, and is here enter' d, Whereupon M l Nathaniell herein. 
Higginson being then present in Councill, was enquired about itt, who told us, 
that the next morning after that night the Loyall Adventure was cast away, he 
with many others, being assisting att the Seaside, to Save what could be from the 
wreck, accidentally lookt into a Mussula Boat, that lay thereby, where he Saw an 
open paper, endorsed " A List of curiosities of his Maj* y of Great Brittain. Being 
made up in Seven Chests. Humbly presented " which reaching out, was reading itt, 
when the Said Padre and M r Lucas came by him to whom he began to tell the 
accident, and to Shew the paper, when the Padre Seing itt, Snatcht itt from him, 
and kept itt, till now he produced itt to the Councill, and this is the Surame of ^makestriot 
his report, but being a business his Maj ty is concern'd in, and So of great con- enquiry. 
sequen[ce,] M r Higginson is therefore to give in his report upon Oath in writing, after them " 
for fuller Satisfaction, And that M r Freeman & ca Justices, do Strictly enquire after 
the Said Boxes and Letters, and that they Search all Houses and persons for the 
Same, Since by many circumstances itt must bee ashoar, and Stoln that night, by 
Some of the Souldiers, Peons or Macwas, who were imployed to watch and assist, The French 
tho there was multitudes of other people, undoubtedly watching to eet what they Padre 
could, Tho we also much blamed the French Padre, sinc[e] he knew the Box and blamed - 
Letters were for his Maj ty of England, that he did not acquaint us therewith, that 
we might have Secured itt better, then in his clandestine Trunk, & that itt should 
have been -the last thing lade[n] & then to have taken receipts for itt, & to be done French 
with that respect and honour, that is due to every thing, that bears our Gracious Padres an- 
Kings name, But that now we have only the Padres word, whethpr there was such swer- 
a thing as a Gold box, or if lost or not, & that Such a paper, might be easily 
framed to the story, any bad man would design, but all the Padres answer to this 
was, that he was order'd to keep, and deliver itt privatly, which he intended to 
do, and was Sorry the consequence was so bad, So telling the Padre, we should use 
our utmost endeavours for it's recovery, dismist him. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gkay. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffkeuman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . Will : Fkaser. 

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Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687 



To the Hon ble Elihu Yale President of the Coast of Choromandell & ea Councill. 

The humble Petition of Nicholas 

Charmott a French Padre. 

Humbly Compl Sheweth that the Hon' Jle Constant ffalkon chief Minister of 
State for his Maj ty of Siam, did send unto his Soveraign Majesty of Great Brittain 
Severall Letters made up in a Golden Box, wherein were also Lists of Severall 
Presents, to his Said Soveraign Maj ty of Great Brittain by his Maj ty of Siam Sent, 
& also another Silver Box, with Letters &c a for the Duke of Vennice, by your Said 
Petition 1, the which Said Boxes, were firmly made up & Sealed by the aforesaid 
Constant Falkon, & delivered to your Petitioner, for the safe conveyance of them, 
to the hands of the aforesaid Princes, the which Said Boxes of Letters &c a your 
Pet for the more security of them, in a Chest of his own, did lade the same 
on board the Loyall Adventure, having agreed with the Cap* thereof to take his 
passage thereon for England, & whereas the Said Ship by so calamitous an accident, 
as to her this last night happened is cast away, your Pet went to the Sea Side to 
See if he could encounter his Chest, wherin the Said Boxes were & when there 
come, found one of the Lists in the hands of M 1 ' Nathan" Higginson by which he 
Supposes, the Boxes and Letters must also be Safe. 

Wherefore your Hon" most humble Pet prays the assistance] of your 
Hon 1 ' & Councill herein, in making as well a Strict Scrutiny about the 
Said Boxes of Letters, as when found, o[ut] to deliver them, with 
what laden by your Pet theron, w[ ] Saved, he paying the necessary 
charges of them. 
And your Pet as in duty bound 

sha[ll] for ever pray &c a . 
Coppy of the List found by M r Nathan" Higginson in the Mussula. 
A Canapy & Counterpain of a Bed embroiderd with Gold & Silver upon blue 
Satten. 

Lors white 5p s 
ditto blue 5p s 
One paire of Jappon Silke Screens. 

An extraordinary peiee of China made lately whereof the Govern 1 ' of the 
Province of Xenso, Sent tenn, the whole present consisting of no more, which was 
to Show his Maj tv of Siam, & others that look for curious old China Ware, that the 
Chineeses, were not So degenerated, but that they could make as curious now as 
formerly. 



Curtaines Suitable to the Canopy &c a 



Tea. 



N" 



1. . 10 Potts of Songloo. 

2. . 1 Pott of the flower of Boye. 

3. . 1 Pott of exellent Tea Caitae, whereof the whole Empire of China, 

affoards but one Pecull a Year, to be used as follows, the first 
water being thrown away, being good for nothing, the Second 
usually drunk, but the third is the best. 

2 Red Tea Potts. 2 Small ffield peices forged out with hammers. 

The endorser^ on said List " A List of curiosities for his Maj ty of Great Brittaio. 
Being made up in Seven Chests, humbly Presented. " 



Mundav 
10. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Goveknour 
M K John Gray S k John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M E Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M" William Fraser. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 168?. 159 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. [10th.] 



Concluding itt of great importance to the R* Hon ble Comp a that they bee of°sendirig 
advis'd of the state of their affairs in Bengali & all other places under our adTi R e t 8 J*°^ 
charge, & having unhappily lost the desigu'd oppertunity by Ship Loyall D ie° 
Adventure, And being advised that the Royall James was return'd to Coodaloor, S om ^' James 
near laden with Paddy, 'tis agreed that she be order'd to make all possible hast t o°be sent" 1 * 
hither, & that they lade on her all the Bale goods & Pepper procurable, & to for - 
dispatch her thence to Conimeer, to take in what they can provide, & so return to be 
hither, to receive in our Bale goods, Pepper &c a ., with what elce can be provided diBpa,toht for 
to dispatch her by the end of this month for England, (there being now no occa- 
tion for her in Bengali) which will cease her great charge of demorage, & to keep ^°.° cer °^ g 
her longer here will be to little' purpose, since we have neither mony, nor orders rtsHf the 
to take up any att Interest, to provide goods for our Tonnage, but limited to buy S^ ^ 16 
no more, then 234 Tonns of Coast goods, except we should have an overplus of shi^T 8 
Stock, which we are so farr from, that we have not sufficient to discharge our ^°^ t Bbut 
Debts & present occations, So that wee have no other hopes left us for the lading coast. 
the rest of our Ships, but the West Coast, which wee have already taken all ^° t y g^ J t a m .l 3 
possible care about, but the Royall James is not fitt to go thether now, having thether. 
lost near 80 men there in her outward bound voyage, & many Since dead & ^g" tures 
run away But we hope to perswade most of the Loyall Adventure's men to go men to go on 
upon her to England, tho they will not to the "West Coast, they having been sent j^° ya11 
for, & acquainted with his Maj tys Proclamation, that they were forbidden to Serve Most of them 
any forreign Nation, & therefore upon perrill thereof, they were not to leave the willin & t0 s°- 
R* Hon ble Comp !ls Service, which they had entertain' d themselves in, But might go 
to England upon the Royall James, which offer most of them accepted of, This we 
thought necessary to acquaint them least they should leave the place, hearing that 
many of them, were discontented about their pay, they having Petition'd for the 
R* Hon ble Comp[ as ] charitable benevolence to them, in consideration of their Sad 
disaster & deplorable condition, But wee Satisfied them that the R* Hon ble Comp a 
were also great loosers, and that the taking them into their Service, was a 
Sufficient Charity to maintain them. 

Order'd that Bernard Ozler late Surgeon of the Loyall Adventure, be entertain'd Loyall 
att Three Pag the month, and his Diett att the Generall Table there being occation zt™^™ 
for him this Sickly Season. entertained 



M r Richard Browne Chief of Vizagapatam, having drawn a Bill of Exchange B nitobe 
upon us for Pag 3500: — : payable to Kitte Narrain who being willing to accept our g'^n for p. 
Obligation to pay itt the first day of March next, with Interest, 'tis order'd that a by°Mr.' a Rich. 
Bill be given him att 10 p Cent, there being not sufficient Cash to pay him, But ard Brown. 
that M r Browne be reprehended for drawing upon as, without order, & having ^berepre- 
wrott them, that they were to expect, no more then the five Chests of Silver we handed for 
had Sent them, but all the excuse he makes for itt, is, that he could not dispose usTithluT 1 
of any Silver att Pag five p Seer, which being an extream low price 
ded to keep itt in hopes of a better markett. 

for doing 

Two Generall Letters Viz* one to Coodaloor the other to Conimeer dated this day Geniisto 
read, past & Sent forward, containing orders to them concerning the Royall James. 

M T John Littleton as order'd in Consultation of the 8 th Instant delivers a List m, Littleton 
of what goods belonging to the R* Hon ble Comp a was cast away in the Loyall Li^ofthe 
Adventure upon the 7 th Ins* as enter'd next after this Consultation. Rt HoDbie 

t-, -- Compas loss 

ELIHU 1 ALE. in Lovall 

JOHN GeAT. Adventure. 

J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffreeman. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . • Will : Frasee. 



Coodaloor & 
Conimeer. 



160 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[10th.] 

Coppy of Mr 
Littletons list 
of goods lost 
in the Loyall 
Adventure. 



10. 

Three . 
Englishmen 
oast ashoav 
attEuor to be 
bnried there. 
Ships & 
Boats lost 
at Palliacat. 



— FORT ST- GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 

List of Goods cast away in the Loyall Adventure upon the 7 th Ins* Oct r Viz*. 
Madapollam ... ... ... ... Bales 14 Severall Sorts. 

Metchlepatam 
Pettepollee 
Saltpeetre ... 



Lead 

S* George, 



Bales 37. 
Bales 64. 
Baggs 493. 
Piggs 22. 

Errors Excepted. 

John Littleton. 



For* S* George, the 

10 th October I6a7. 

The President having information that three English men, were cast upon the 
Shoar, att Enor, he order'd the Clerk to go theth'er, and bury them, and itt is 
supposed, that these are part of the five missing in the Loyall Adventures crew. 

A report in Town that Seven Ships and Severall Boats were cast away in the 
late Storm att Palliacat. 



A Bill given for Pag 3500 payable to M 1 ' John Styleman, the p m0 March next 
att ten p Cent Intrest p Annum. 

This morning Ship Ccesar which was drove from her Anchors in the late 
Storm the 7 th Instant, returned into this Road having escaped with the loss of her 
Main Mast. 

Rec d a Letter from Madana Anta Pontolo to the President demanding what 



Bill given for 
Pago 3500. 

12. 

Ship Cesar 
returned 
into this 
Boad. 
Letter from 

Po a nt a o n io Anta SaVed fr0m the Wreks ° f the Duai1 - 



Thursday. 
13. 



Bag of 

private 

Letters 

found. 

to be dried & 

brought next 

Consultation 

day. 

No news of 
the Gold 
Box. 

Strict 

enquiries to 
be continued. 
Genii to 
Surat read. 
and past. 
Mr Higginson 
delivers hie 
report. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq* President & Governour 
M B John Grat S r John Biggs 
M E John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M E M B Nath Higginson 

M B William Fraser. 
A Bagg of private Letters being found accidentally and brought to the Coun- 
cill, which upon view, Seem to contain matters of weight, & concern to the R* 
Hon ble Comp a but being so wett that we could not well peruse, those open, they 
were return'd to the persons that brought them, to dry & return them next Con- 
sultation day, with their report on Oath how & where they met with them. 

The Justices were also enquired of, what Success they had in their Search 
after the Gold box, Supposed to be cast away from the Loyall Adventure upcci 
this Shoar, who telling us no news thereof, were again recharged to continue their 
strict enquiries, & use all possible care in the discovery. There was many other 
things discoursed of & debated, but nothing resolv'd on. 

A Generall to Suratt dated this day read & past. 

M r Nathaniell Higginson delivers his Report, (relating to the French Padrees 
Petition, deliver'd the 8 th Ins*) which is enterd next after this Consultation. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 161 



FORT St. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. [13th.] 

To the Hon ble Elihu Yale Bsq r Co PP y 

President &c a Councill. °f ** fjf 

gmsona re- 

Whereas Nicholas Charm ott a French Padree, has this day given in a Petition, port- 
representing the loss of a Gold Box containing Letters, and a List of Presents to 
his Maj ty of Great Brittain & a Silver Box with Letters &o a for the Duke of Venice, 
which were committed to him for conveighance, & put into a Chest of his own 
laden aboard the Ship Loyall Adventure, which Ship being cast away, & the Said 
Nicholas Charmott finding one of the Said Lists in my hands, doth Suppose the 
Boxes & Letters &c a must be also Safe, & therefore desires your Hon 1 ' &c :L to make 
Scrutiny thereinto. And your Hon 1 ' &c !1 having order'd me to discover what I 
know thereof, I do hereby declare the whole that I know of the matter Viz 6 . 

That going down to the Sea Side this morning early, & finding the Ship 
Loyall Adventure cast ashoar near the South end of the Mucquaw Town, & the 
broaken peices of the Ship, Chests, Boxes & goods lying all along the shoar, from 
that place to the Sea Gate, and a very great number of black people & Portuguez 
scattered up and down, whom I suspected came to Steal, I gott as many Peons & 
Cooleys as I could, & Sett them to work, to gather together, what lay upon 
-the shoar, into Severall heaps for their better security, & passing 
by a Mussula, which lay a little leaning upon the shoar, near the place where 
the Ship was cast away, I cast my eye accidentally into the Mussula, & there 
Saw nothing but a paper lying unfolded, and the endorsment uppermost, & tran- 
siently reading these words " His Maj ty of great Brittain" I was curious to See 
the paper, and so drew itt out of the Mussula with a Stick, & finding the endors- 
ment to be as I remember " a List of Presents for his Maj ty of great Brittain " did 
indeavour to read the paper, but the Wind blew so hard I could not hold itt 
open long enough, to read the whole contents, & so folded itt up as I went along, 
by which time I mett with M r Lucas, & the Said French Padre, standing together, 
& the Said French Padre seeing the Indorsment, as 1 held the paper in my hand, 
snatch'd itt out of my hand & Said 'twas his. And I declare that I know nothing 
more concerning the Said List, nor do I know, nor have heard anything of the 
Padres Chest, or the Boxes, Presents or Letters mentioned in his Petition, till he 
now Spoak of itt himself to your Hon r &c a . 

Fort St. George, N&th : Higginson. 

8 th October 1687. 

October the 13 th 1687. 
Jurat Coram me. 

Elihu Yale. 

M r John Davis & M r Ralph Ingram arrived from Coodaloor. 13 

Mr Davis & 
iDgram from 

This .morning about one a Clock Ship Loyall Captain returned into this Road, 14. 
having escaped the late Storme. Loyall Capt 

returnd into 

This being his Maj* 3 " the King of Englands birth day, there was 3 Vollies of His Majtiea 
Small Shot & 29 peices of Ordnance fired. birthday. 

A Letter from the President to Madana Anta Pohtolo (being in answer to Letter to 
one rec d from him the 12 th Ins*) approved, translated, Signed & Sent forward. Madana 

Pontolo. 

This morning the Peons that were Sent to the Northward & in the evening p eons 
those Sent to the Southward returned, having found nothing drove ashoar from retnm'd 
the Ships cast away, & brought back with them the Letters from the President, nothing 
directed to the Govern", Avaldars &c a . drove ashoar. 

Reported that the Danes att Trincombar have lost in the late Storm, most of 15. 
their Europe Ships, & other Prizes taken on the Coast of India, and here, with the ships lost 
greatest part of their not well gott purchases. a« Tnncom- 

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162 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[15th.] FORT St. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 

Ship Resolution Cap* William Sharpe Commander arrived here from England, 
& brought the following Letters &c a from the R* Hon ble Comp a Viz* A Packett 
containing Comp" Generall to the Fort dated the 8 th Aprill 1687. Coppy Comp a8 
Generalls to ditto p the Williamson dated 7, 10 th & 22 th January 168| with 3 Lists 
of goods, Coppy Comp as Gen 11 to ditto of the 9 th ffebruary 168f- Duplicate Comp aa 
Gen 11 to the Fort dated 22 th & 23 th March 168 T 6 Invoyce of goods p the Resolution, 
Bill of Lading ditto. Coppy of ditto's Charterparty, Muster of a Neck Cloth 
Stript with Red, Coppy of the Cargo of the Andaluzia, Petition of M r 
Edward Ord, & his Letter, with Coppy of the Order of the Prerogative Court, con- 
cerning the estate of M' Ord deceased. List of the free merchants permitted to 
reside att Fort S' George, as free Merchants, and of Such Gentlewomen, as are 
licensed, to take passage thether, List of Bullion Sent on private trade, List of 
goods laden on ace* of private trade, (Sent a part) Comp as Indulgence of trade to 
Factors &c a 'Comp as Generall to Surat dated 8 th Aprill 1687 with coppies of the 
Comp 88 Letters to ditto dated the 3 rd ffebru ry , & 23 th March 168f & Cargo of the 
Andaluzia to be Sent forward for Surat, Comp as Gen 11 to the Bay dated the 8 th of 
Aprill lt87, with coppy of the 0omp a3 Gen 11 to d to dated 7 th Jan^ 168| with 
three Lists of Bay Goods, & coppy of the Andaluzia's Cargo. A Small Packett 
containing Comp as Generall to the Fort dated the 20 th Aprill 1687. Order of 
Court touching China goods &c !l dated 20 ,h Aprill 1687. Another Small Packet 
containing Comp as Gen" to the Fort dated 18 th Aprill 1687. Coppy of the decree 
of the Admiralty for condemnation of the Andaluzia, List of private goods on the 
Resolution, A Single Letter from the Comp a to the Fort dated 8 th Aprill 1687. 
On said Ship came 8 of the R' Hon ble Comp aB Servants, 4 freemen & 10 Women 
Viz 4 . 



M E Benj a Chad wick, 
M e John Foquet. 
M. K Herbert Sawyer. 
Enoch Walsh. 
Mathew Bryan. 
Michael Clipsham. 
Jonathan White. 
Mathew Mildmay. 
M E Thomas Betsworth. 
M E John Spencer. 
M E Charles Barwell. 
M E James Coventry. 



Factors. 



I 

}" Writers. 

I 



L Freemen. 
I 



Sarah Betsworth. 
Eliz a Price. 
Rebecca Bugden. 



M ES Frances Russell. 
M ES Elenor Naylor. 
M ES Eliz a Cary. 
M ES Ann Baker. 
M ES Elizab th Tillotson. 
M es Kathar" Hicks. 
M Ea Elizab™ Winton. 



Rec d a Letter from Ahadaed Cawn and Walledaed Cawn to the President 
dated this day, advising of the Mogulls taking Gulcondah Eighteen dayes since, 
and that the Mogull had given the Governm* of the Carnat Country to Mahomed 
Ebrahim, and that he was comeing down, to posess himself of itt, they promise 
great friendship. 

Att a Consultation Extrao- 
Present 
Elihu Yale Esq" President & Governour 
M E John Gray S e 

M E John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M E ThoMAs Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M e William Fkasek. 
The Severall Packetts p Ship Resolution were opened & perused, as also the 
Severall papers rec d with them, the Invoj^ce Bill of Lading &c a delivered to those 
persons of Councill, whose charge are to take care thereof, And in consideration 
of the lateness & danger of the Season, & the late Sad disaster, Itt is ordered that 
the Warehouskeeper do unlade the Treasure as Soon as possible, and more parti- 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 163 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. rl _ . 

[15th.] 
cularly the four Chests of Gold, to be Sent for ashoar by some Secure good con- particularly 
veyance, well buoyed, either this evening or tomorrow morning. the Gold. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffeeeman. 

Tho. Wavell. 

Nat. Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ly . Will. Feaser. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 12 th Ins* with Invoyce of 211 Genii &ea 

Bales laden on the Royall James, M r Hall and M r Swynoke's report, of the resor- from Cooda - 
ting their Bales, Cap* Cook & ca Officers declaration of damage in Ship Royall 
James, & M r Cranwells ace* of his proceedings att Trincombar, they also give an 
ace' of a violent Storm there, which begnn the 6 th Ins* and continued to the eighth. 

M r Christopher Willson & Thomas Constable arrived from Coodaloor. Mr. wiiison & 

Constable 



from Cooda- 



Att a Consultation 



Present Munday 

17. 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Goveenoub 
M E John Gray S k John Biggs 

M" John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M K William Fraser. 

The R* Hon b,e Comp aB Generalls of the 22 th & 23 th March, two of the 8 th Et. Honbie 
Aprill 18 th & 20 th ditto &c a papers, were again perused & considered of, & their GenUs" 
Severall Orders therein, appointed to bee observed as farr as possible, & that a g aitl 
their order of Court concerning the China trade be published in English, Portu- consfde^ed! 1 
guez, Moors & Gentue, & affixed upon the Gates, that all persons may have full Kt - Honbie 
knowledge of the priviledge, & lade as they shall find convenient. orde'rs'to be 

observ'd. 
Order of 
Conrt about 
the China 
trade to be 
published. 

Order'd that M r Thomas Wavell Storekeeper do go aboard the Resolution & Mr. waveiito 
Muster the Ships company, & give us his report thereof. Eesofutiona 



Having advice that the Mogull has taken Gulcondah, and that some of his Of the 



Forces are come to Conjeveron, & this Garrison being ill provided with Souldiers, Guicondl'h^ 
& many of those by the Resolution dead & Sick, wo do agree for the Security of Oscars, 
this place, to entertain what Lascars, Rash wars & Rashpoots, can be procured. S^porta'to 



tain i 



The Judge Advocate having recommended to us a Rule of Court, for the AEuieof 
better Security of the Inhabitants, & absent Creditors, by an equall devission of °endedT m ~ 
the estates of insolvent Debitors, Itt was read, approved of, & order'd to be pub- the Judge 7 
lished, itt being the former practice of this Court. To beT^'h 

Order'd that the four Chests of Gold brought ashoar from the Resolution be Four chests 
weighed, by M r Littleton Warehouskeep'-r, M 1 ' Wavell Mintmaster, M r Fraser & of Go,d to be 
M r Johnson Assay Master, & delivered to the Mint, & that they take all due care deWdt 
in the weight & coynage, according to the R* Hon Wo Cornp" 8 former & present the Mint - 
orders therein. *\SZZ 

the weight 
and coynage. 



164 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[17th.] 



Considera- 
tion about 
Bengali. 
Eesolntion to 
be sent 
thether. 

What conti- 
nued aboard. 

What to be 

brought 

ashoar. 



■FORT St. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 



Hearing M r John Davis late Chief of Coodaloor, was come to Town, the 
Councill sent for him, & order'd him to prepare himself, against next Consultation 
day, for an examination of his & M r Cawley's charge against each other, M 1 '. 
Cawley also was advised the Same. 

In consideration of the present Season of the year, the late peace made in 
Bengali, their want of Stock, & the R b Hon ble Comp a9 pressing orders for Bengali 
goods, Itt is order'd that the Resolution be dispatcht thether as Soon as possible, 
the Pilotts advising that 'tis attainable Via Arraccan, & that only the following 
goods be taken ashoar, the rest to bee continued for Said place, with all the Silver 
that was detained here to pay our debts to the Metchlepatam & Madapollam 
Merchants. 

Gold four Chests. • Medicines 2 Chests. 

Factors provissions 4 Chests. Canary 22 Chests. 

with what necessary Stores that are wanting here. 

Order'd that Pag 1 1000 be paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster Geuerall 
to defray Charges Garrison &o a . 

A Generall Letter to Surat dated this day read and past. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffreeman, 
Tho . Wavell. 
Nat. Higginson. 
John Stables Sec'' y . Will . Fraser. 



18. 

Letter from 



Rec d a Letter to the President from Ahadaed Cawn, & Walledaed Cawn no 
date advising that the Mogulls Flag Avas Sett upon Pulimelee Fort, that Nabob 
Pottycawn had the Governm* of the Country that lies on this side Guttum and 
Conjeveron, & desire us to Secure what Braminees wee could & permitt none to 
go away by Sea from hence or S c Thoma. 



Att a Consultation 



Minttnastor 
to Ooyn the 
Gold. 

A List & 
valluation of 
Ship Nogdees 
goods. 

Deliverod the 
Acoomptant. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq* President & Governour 
M K John Gray S k John Biggs • 

M E John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M E William Fraser. 

M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Mintmaster, having writt to M r James Johnson Assay 
Master (now att S' Thomas's Mount for recovery of his health) acquainting him, 
that the R e Hon ble Comp r ' s Gold was weighed off, and delivered into the Mint, to 
be Coyned, therefore desired his attendance here, to look after itt, & do his duty 
therein, whose answer is, that he is still under a course of Phisick, & would come 
to Town, if possible next week, which being uncertain, Itt is thought convenient 
not to loose So much time, but that the Mintmaster do proceed upon Cojning the 
Gold with all expedition punctually observing the R' Hon ble Companys rules 
therein. 

M r John Littleton &c a that were appointed to vallue the goods taken in Ship 
Nugdee, do now give in a List of Said goods, with their valluation thereon, which 
was delivered the Accomptant to make up that ace* by. 



Diary and Goumltatio)i Book, 1687. 165 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. ■ ron n 

[20th.J 

M r John Littleton, M 1 ' Thomas Waveil & M' William Eraser report the weight Report of the 

of four Chests of Gold, received p the Resolution & delivered to the Mint Viz'.— fo^chwao* 

oz. dwt. gr. dwt. gr. Gold. 

Chest N° B poiz 3058 : 07 : 04 which is 07 : 20 short of Invoyce. 

Chest N° C poiz 2952 : 18 : 04 which is 10 : 20 short of Invoyce. 

Chest N° D poiz 2898 : 08 : — which is 13 : — short of Invoyce. 

Chest N° E poiz 2655 : 13 : 06 which is 04 : IS short of Invoyce. 

Having had great mortality in the Bay, Itt is order'd that Eight ffactors & s^r ffaotora 
Writers be Sent to their assistance Viz* M r Edmund Mountague M r Benjamin trite™ to be 
Chad wick, M 1 ' John Foquet, M 1 ' Herbert Sawyer ffactors, Edward Barren, Mathew "ft to the 
Bryan, Michael Clipsham, & Jona* han White Writers, who were sent for, & being Bay " 
encouraged thereto, exprest their willingness to go, So were order'd to be ready 
in few dayes. 

M 1 ' Davis & M r Cawley were Sent for about the examination of their charges, Tuesday next 
but we having much other business, & that requiring much time, Itt is order'd exl M^DaWs 
that tuesday next be appointed for the hearing that business, that they may have & Mr Caw- 
the more time, to prepare themselves, and that all papers, Books or Consultations J,^' 
relating thereto be Shewed them if they desire itt. t have a 

Sight of all 



M r James Harding was sent for to the Councill & question'd about a late Concerning 
Scurrilous, insolent paper given in, where he Saith that he could not be heard in f^^rri. 
his own, nor the R* Hon ble Comp^ 9 behalf, but being asked when he was denied lous insolent 
either, his answer was, that he meant no such thing, Itt was also demanded of him paper ' 
to informe us what he knew of any wrongs, or injuries done the R* Hon ble Comp" 
, either in Bengali or here, & to particularize the facts & persons, whose reply was, 
that he would not discover any thing, without we would comply with his unrea- 
sonable idle tearms, of reentertaining him as he pleased, & to Secure him in that 
employment & from the R* Hon ble Comp as displeasure, notwithstanding what they 
should order to the contrary. But afterwards Said he would give all he knew of 
those things in writing. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffeeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 

Wnx : Feaser. 
John Stables Sec ry . 

20. 

Ship Lpyall Capt w Cap' Francis Eldred Commander Sailed for Acheen. Loyauc&pt 

Sailed for 
Acheen. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 16 th Ins* advising that tho they had 21. 
sent Peons along the Sea Side, could hear of nothing drove ashoar, that their Generaii 
Merchants had store of goods by them, all of the old stamp, few comeing up to c'oodaioor. 
Muster, but promise to bring in better, that they do not hear any news of the fugi- 
tives from the Royall James, & that they would secure what Europe men they 
could meet with for the Ships. 

Rec d three Letters from Trincombar, Viz* One from the Secretary to the Three Letter* 
President dated 6 th Ins* being a Slight answer to two Letters sent the Commissary, 
Another from Cap* Batten to the Commissary dated 15 th Janu ry 1687, begging his 
pardon, the third from a Captain that commanded the Ships that abused M' Richard 
Harbin off Portonovo ; to the Commissary dated the 6 th Ins* wholy denying doing 
any such thing. 



from Trin- 
combar. 



166 



[22nd.] 

Ship Caesar 
sailed for 
Surat. 



Records of Fort St. George, 1687. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 



Ship Caesar Joseph Wale Master Sailed for Surat. 



better from 

Mr 

Bichard 

Milton from 

Trincombar. 

Madras 

Frigat forced 

in there. 

He desires 

our Orders 

&ca. 

Met the Com- 

Triucombar 
bound for 
Europe. 

23. 

General 1 from 
Gonimeer. 
No news of 
any goods 
drove ashoar. 
ProposaU for 
a new In- 
vestnit. 



Eoyall James 
in Sight of 
that Factory. 
Mr Price 
desires leave 



i to 



the Fort. 



Rec cl a Generall from Coodaloor dated the 18 th Ins* inclosing a Letter from 
M r Milton att Trincombar, & advising that the Commissary & Sen r Axell Juell 
embarqued the 9 th Instant. 

Rec d a Letter from M r Richard Milton dated att Trincombar the 13 th Ins* 
(who was bound in the Madras Frigat for the West Coast) advising of their meet- 
ing with the late violent storm, of their loosing their Main Mast and Mizoh & 
springing their fore Mast, that thej were forced in there to repair, that he fears the 
greatest part of her Cargo is damaged, & many Slaves wash'd over board, desiring 
our orders how to proceed, & some Pagodas to pay for provissions & necessarys 
wanting, and that standing in for that place, they mett with the Commissary with 
three Ships more bound for Europe who spared them a small Cask of water, they 
having been seven days without a drop of fresh water. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated 19 th Ins* advising that they had sent 
Northward & Southward but could hear no news of any goods drove ashoar, that 
with much trouble, they had brought their Merchants to undertake a new In- 
vestment, to be brought in by the end of January next to the am* of Forty Thousand 
Pagodas in course goods, & to take Pag 8000 in broad Cloth ordinary red, but 
they will give no more then Pag 20 p half piece th6 they prest them for their for- 
mer usuall prises, the remaining ;s2000 to be paid them in Pagodas, but if they 
must take part Silver, then they will bring in Pag 30000 by that time, & Pag 10000 
by the 20 th of February ensuing, the Silver they have remaining now their old Debts 
are paid is about Pag 2o769 : 17 : — & the rest must be in ready Pag . They advise 
that the Royall James past by there four dayes before, but the Current riming 
strong, drove her back to the Southward, where she now lies in Sight of the Factory, 
M r Price desires lea\e to come to the Fort, to See his Sister lately arrived from 
England. 

Att a Consultation 



Mdnday 
24. 



Concerning 
refitting the 
gadras Fri- 
cat, att Trin- 
con bar. 
P 300 to be 
sent to Cooda- 
loor for that 
purpose. 
Mr Hall or 
Mr Swynoke 
to take care 
& render an 
acct of itt. 
If capable to 
come to Coo- 
daloor. 
Damaged 
gooda to bee 
cured. 

GenerallsAoa 
read & past. 
P300 sent to 
Coodaloor. 



Present 

Elihtj Yale Esq e President & Goveenoub 
M E John Geay S E John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M r Robeet Feeeman 
M E M E Nath Higginson 

M E William Feasee. 

Having rec d a Letter from M 1 ' Richard Milton att Trincombar, dated the 15 th 
Ins* advising of the Madras Frigats being forc't in there, to repair, meeting with 
the late violent Storm, wherein she lost her Main Mast & Mizon, & SpruDgher fore 
Mast, damaging (as he fears) most of thfir goods, Itt is order'd that Pag 300 be 
Sent to Coodaloor for that purpose & that they send M r Hall or M r Swynock to 
take care of itt, & render an ace* thereof, but in case the Ship is capable, that 
she come to Coodaloor, where she may be conveniently fitted, & att more reasonable 
rates then att Trincombar, & that the damaged goods be washed & cured. 



A Generall to Coodaloor, to M r Milton &c :1 att Trincombar and a Letter from 
the President to the Governour of Trincombar, dated this day read & past, & Sent 
forward with Pag 300 to Coodaloor for refitting the Madras Frigat, & Supplying 
her with necessarys. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 167 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. [24th.] 

Considering tbe great Tonnage upon our hands, &the R* Hon"' 1 ' Conrp as orders l ? 0n n c | rm ' D 
for the Lading & sending them, as much round Pepper as possibly could be procured, Pepper, 
we in pursuance thereof, wrot to our Several] Factorys, & other places in the 
Country to provide as much as possibly could be had, & att the easiest 



and by advices from all those parts, wee Suppose there may bee procured ~00 Tons, ^ ric ^ ot 
for which the Merchants first demands was Pag 27 p Candy, but by their earnest ? e w eY P27 
treaty & perswasions have brought them to their lowest tearms, as they advise us LoweVprice 
Pag 25 p Candy, which being now put to the Question, whether we should accept candj 25P 
itt att that rate, itt was resolved in the negative, in consideration of the K* Resolved not 
Hon ble Comp as possitive Order in the 26 tb Paragraph in their Generall of the 22 th atttnaf 
October 1686 wherin they possitivly order, that we should not exceed Pag 1 7 p h," Honble 
Candy, and think that rate very unreasonable. Compa 

order not 
to exceed 
Pago 17 5 
Candy. 

Having rec d advices from Conimeer about their treatys with their Merchants, Consideration 
upon a Small contract of goods, according to the R' Hon ble Comp a9 list, which they conimeer 
have spent much time on, & assure us to be effected with great difficulty, the Sub- proposaiifor 
stance of which is as folioweth, That their Merchants would contract for Pag menT. 
40000, taking Pag 6000 in Broad Cloth ordina Ty red, to be brought in by the end 
of January, if they are paid the remaining 32000 in Pagodas, but if they must take 
part in Silver then they will bring in no more then Pag 30000 by Said time, & the 
other Pag 10000 by the 20 th ffebruary ensuing in the following goods Viz*. 

Long Cloth ordinary Pag 8000 

Sallampores ordinary ... ... ... ... „ 8000 

Comzalus ... „ 8000 

Neckcloths 16 to a peice ... ... ... ... „ 8000 

Cotton, Cottonyarn & Indigo ... „ 8000 



40000 



But upon consideration thereof, and the great Stock we have sent to the Bay, to contract 

and the small matter wee have left ourselves, Itt is order'd that they bee advised thenP^o 8 

to contract for no more then Pag bOOUO to be brought in by the end of January snooo. 

next, for which to take Pag 10000 in Europe goods, in proportion to our t ht y Tr™u> 

Severall Sorts, Pag 10000 in Silver, & Pag 10000 as Soon as Coyned, and they onnti act on. 
agree to bring in goods as folioweth, agreeable to the R* Hon' 3 ' Comp a " List 
Sent this year. 

Long Cloth ordinary white... ... ... ... Pair 7000 

Ditto brown ... ... ... ._. ., j5 2000 

Ditto blew ... }J 2000 

Ditto fine „ 2000 

Sallampores ord rv good measure ... ... ... „ 6000 

Ditto brown ... ... ... j; 1000 

Neckcloths 16 in a peece 3 Coveds ,, 2000 

Ditto ordinary red Striped „ 1000 

Comzaloos ... ... ... ... ... ... , s 4000 

Cotton Yarn & Indico & Logwood ... ... „ 3000 

P. 30000 

M r Thomas Wavell reports the Muster of Ship Resolutions men to bee 123 Ee P ort nf th * 
living 6 dead. »J« *. 

Intions men. 



168 



Records of Fort Hi. George, 1687. 



[24th.] 

Sea Custom- 
ers Accompts 

for August. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE OCTOBER 1687.- 



The Sea Customer M r Robert Freeman his Book of Accompts for the months 
of August & Septf read & past as followeth. 



An oust. 



Sea Custome... 
Custome of Slaves 
Ancboridge 
Godown rent 



Pag 366 : Ul : 72 

3 : - : - 
„ 67 : 18 : - 

4 : 14 : 50 



P. 440 : 34 : 22 



Sea Custome 
Custome of Slaves 
Anchoridge 
Godown rent 



September. 



Pag r ' 489 : 23 
„ 6t>5 : - 



5 : 03 



79 



50 



P. 1225 : 27 : 29 



M 1 ' John Gray delivers in his Attestations of a Bagg of Letters found upon 
the Strand, from the Loyall Adventures rack, & being from the R* Hon ble Comp as 
declared enemies att Siam, & probably may containe Something, that may greatly 
import them, it's therefore order'd that they be Sent to England by the first 
conveyance, as rec tl to be disposed of according to their Hon rs pleasure, which 
papers M r John Gray has declared upon Oath, to have rec a att the Sea Side, from 
John Thomas, according to his affidavitt enter'd in the Book of Letters rec a . 



Tuesday 
25. 



Generall to Bengali dated this day 
dispatch thether not dated. 



John Stables Sec' 



read & past, As also Ship Resolutions 

Blihu Yale. 
John G-kay. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffreeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
Will : Fraser. 



Att a Consultation Extrao 



Present 
Elihu Yale Esq e President & Governour 
M E John Gray S b John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higgtnson 
M R William Fraser. 
The Land Customer M r William Fraser his Book of Accompts for the month 
of September read and past as followeth. 

Land Custome ... ... ... ... Pag" 137 

Weighers duty ... ... ... ... ,, 1 

Choultry Customes ... ... ... ... ,, 36 

Measurers dutv ... ... ... ... „ 98 

Banksall Toll ' 

Botica Rents for 3 months ... ... ... „ 46 

License mony rec d in part ... ... ... ,, 64 

Registring of Slaves ... ... .. ,, - 



20 



2 s 



OS 



P. 3S6 : 02 : 36 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 169 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. [25th.] 

Generall to Conimeer dated this day read & past, ordriug them to contract conimeeV. 
with their Merchants as agreed yesterdays Consultation or to trouble us no more 
about them, & advising them that wee cannot exceed Pag 17 p Candy for Pepper. 

M r Davis & M r Cawley beiug come to Councill, other business was laid by, & Four Arti - 
proceeded to examine M r Cawleys charge against M 1 ' John Davis, begining att the cawiejs r 
6 th Article, where the late President & Councill left off, & dispatcht the 7 th , 8 th & 9 th ° liai e e 
Articles, as enter'd att the end of this Consultation Book. d^v^Ex- 1 

ELIHU YALE. ainined. 

John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
E. F freeman. 
Tho : Wavfll. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 Will : Fraser. 

This afternoon att 5 a Clock died M 1 ' Christopher Willson Factor. 26 

Mr. Christo- 
pher Willson 
died. 

Eec d a Letter from M r Bich a Milton & Cap* John Wallis dated att Trincom- 27. 
"bar 17 th Ins* advising to have landed 6 Chests of Silver & were landing all the better from , 
Bales, they being much damaged with Salt water, & that they had drawn a Bill capfwauia 
upon the President & Councill for Pag 60 payable to M r John Afflceck, being to att Trio- 
provide necessarys for the E* Hon Dle Comp !,s Ship Madras Frigatt. th^drawa 

Bill on us for 

Att a Consultation p - 60 - 

Present 
Blihtj Yale Esq r President & Goveenour Thursday 

M B John Gray S r John Biggs 27. 

M B John Littleton M R Eobert Freeman 
M B M R Nath Higginson 

M R William Eraser. 
William Penniston Midshipman aboard the Eesolution having made his wiiiiam 
request to serve the E* Hon ble Comp a ashoar, & there being leave from England to ^n'^hoar 
take him out of the Ship Itt is order'd that the Secretary do give the Commander 
an Order to clear him & that he be employ'd according to his recommendation & 
merrits, upon the first occation. 

M r Eichard Milton & Cap* John Wallis having drawn a Bill upon us dated att BiiiforP60 
Trincombar the 17 th Ins* for Pag° 60 payable to M r John Afflceck, for the vallue ^i^ b a ^ r 
tlley rec d there of Trincama Chitte, for the necessary expences & repairs of the E* c ap t Waiiis. 
Hou ble Cornp 38 Ship Madras Frigatt, which is order'd to be paid. belaid* 

Chinna Vencatadry & Comp a being Debtors to the E* Hon ble Comp a upon the Brown doth 
lasr contract near Pag 2000 who acquainting us that they had course goods come * ob ^. 
to the Godown, Itt is order'd that the Warehouskeoper do measure & hasten the to dear 1 
washing, that they may be ready to lade upon the Eoyall James for England, when ^ e b r t cht3 
She arrives he[re] from the Southward. 

S 1 ' John Biggs not having much Law business att present Itt is order'd that sir John 
he take the charge of receiving the Citty revenues, and that the Land Customer, ^f v f ; s t ^ re ' 
the Eegister, and a Writer bee appointed to his assistance therein. revenue of 

Elihu Yale. AslunL 

John Gray. appointed 

J. Biggs. him * 

John Littleton. 
E. Ffrekman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables See' 7 . Will : Fraskr. 

43 



170 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687.- 



tung impri- 
soned by him. 
Cossim Cawn 
Governour. 
Mogulls Flag 
Sett up att 
all Forts. 



Rec a a Letter from 4 Englishmen dated att Trincombar 15 th Ins* advising that 
the Govern 1, was willing to release them, they paying their Debts, which is two 
months pay rec d there, & requesting to have itt done, they being willing & 
desirous to Serve the R* Hon ble Comp a . 

Rec a a Letter from Subidar Potty Cawn to the President dated att Changala- 
put October 1687 advising of the Mogulls taking Gulcondah Fort & Imprisoning 
the King, of the Mogulls sending his Phirmaund to Cosim Cawn to take the 
Government of this Country, and that by his order he had Sett up the Mogulls 
Mag att all the Forts, he promises great friendship. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governour 
M E John Gray S b John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M B Robert Freeman 
M E M E Nath Higginson 

M E William Eraser. 

The other Bill of Exchange which M r Richard Browne Chief of Vizagapatam 
drew on us the 28 th of last month, for Pag 162 : 16 : being now brought, Itt is 
order'd to bee paid, & that more money bee remitted thether by Exchange, as 
opportunity offers, for provission of Neckcloths, Sallampores, Stript Beteelass &c a 
according to the R l Hon ble Companys List. 

Having rec d a Letter from Potty Cawn Commission'd by the Mogull to be 
Sobidar of this part of the Country, & Governour of Changalaput Fort as form- 
erly, who advises us, that the Mogull has certainly taken Gulcondah Castle, & the 
King prisoner, & that all the considerable Forts, and Townes in this Country, 
have already admitted the Mogulls Coulors & Government, the Townes of Palliacat 
& S* Thoma our nearest neighbours having also Submitted thereto, he also 
intimating to us the ceremony & Solemnity that was generally performed att the 
news of the Conquest, implicitly desiring & expecting the Same from us, which 
being a matter ot no great weight or charge & may oblige them, & the neglect do 
us a prejudice Itt is agreed & order'd that the Serv* 9 that brought the Letter, be 
Tasherift with Perpetuanos, & that 15 Guns be fired att the delivery of the Presi- 
dents Letter to them, & Twenty Marcall of Paddy given among the poor, in res- 
pect to their Customes in Such cases. 



Ship Resolutions dispatch for Bengali read & past the 24 th Ins* was this day 
dated, & delivered to the Commander Cap* William Sharpe. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster Generall, 
to defray Charges Garrison &c a . 

Letter from the President to Potty Cawn, Sobidar of this part of the Country, 
att Changalaput, & Generalls to Coodaloor & Conimeer all dated this day re;id 
and past. 

There having been Some discourse about Setling attendance of Peons to the 
Councill, which is agreed & order'd as followeth Viz* To the Governour 20 Peons, 
To the Second 6 Peons, To the Judge 5 Peons & 2 Talliars To the Warehous- 
keeper 4 Peons, To the chief Justice & Customer 3 Peons & 2 Talliars, The rest of 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 171 



FORT St. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. r 29TH n 

the Councill 2 Peons and 1 Talliar each, to be constantly att their dispose, except 
Some extraordinary occation requires them to other Service. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Fereeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nath : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . "Will : Fraser. 

Rec d a Generall from Coodaloor dated 24 th Ins* advising that their Merchants 29. 

Still brought in goods no better then the former, which has caused them to make General! 

a totall cessation for the present, they send us Coppy of their Consultations & , f r °^ Cooda " 

TJyary, Ace* Cash & Pursers expences, for the month, of September, they desire They forbear 

some ffactors provissions & Medecines for use of the Factory. Sorting. 

The weather proving extraordinary rainy the Councill did not meet. Munday. 

31. 

No Consulta- 
tion, Pmo. 

Ship Resolution Cap* William Sharpe Commander sailed hence for the Bay [Novem- 
of Bengali. bee]. 

Resolution 
sailed for 
Bengali. 

This morning the Councill mett, and laying by other business, proceeded upon Wensday 
examination of the 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 Articles of M r Cawleys charge 2 - 
against M r John Davis as enter'd att the end of this Consultation Book. S MviSy" 

charge 
against Mr 
Davis 
examined. 

This morning the Councill mett and laying by other business, proceeded upon Thursday 
examination of M r John Davis his charge against M r Will m Cawley as enter'd att 3 - 
the end of this Consultation Book. his charge 

against Mr 
Cawley ex- 
amined. 

Generall to Vizagapatam dated this day approved and signed to bee sent by 4 - 
the Peons that are to go to Bengali. Vizagapatam. 

Postscript to Bengali added to the Duplicate of the Generall thether dated jj- 
the 24 th past approved & signed, & the Peons dispatcht. to°Bengan 

* duplicale. 

The Pearle William Harrison Master arrived here, who waiting upon the |^ e fl j om 

President acquainted him of his last coming from Pettepollee, where he Safely rode Groat conta- 

out the late Storm, which by his report was not so violent there as here, But that gl a ° r n t8 in those 

there was a very great contagion in those parts, which has depopulated many News' of the 

Towns, & wholy ruin'd trade there, there being Scarce people enough left to Sow ^jjj^, 6111 " 

or reap their little harvest, he also advises us that upon his departure from Pette- 400 horsemen 

pollee, there came news that Gulcondah was certainly taken, that four hundred ^tcWe- 

Horsemen were come to Metcblepatam, from the Mogul], with Tasherifs for the patam from 

Dutch and French, and Strict orders to seiz and Secure all Englishmen, & their ^^f" 1 ' 

concernes, & before he left Pettepollee, they had stopt some goods of an English- for French 

mans, which they cleared by force, That hee rec tl out of a Dutch Boat two English * r( f ^ c t o b B g- z 

Seamen, that desired passage hither. the English. 

Two English 
Seamen Pas- 

Bengers. 

5. 
This being Gunpowder treason day the usuall Solemnity was observ'd. Gunpowder 

Treason day. 



The Governour having Suspition of the Two Seamen that came by Ship Pearle 
yesterday, had thein to examination and found reason to confine them. 



Said two 
Seamen con- 
fined. 



[7th.] 



acct foi 
Septr & Octr, 



172 Records of Fort 8t. George. 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Munday Elihu Yale Esq" President & Goveenoue 

7. M K John Gray S e John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath : Higginson 

M K William Fraser. 

Ac r ct C for ney ' 3 Tlie late Storekeeper M r John Cheney his Ace* of Stores bought, Sold & ex- 

juiy. ° r pended for the month of July last, read and past. 

justices M r Robert Freeman &c a Justices deliver in their Attestation, concerning their 

tatioTct" 68 " enquiry after the Gold box, Said by the French Padree to be lost in the Loyall 
cerning the Adventure, as enter'd next after this Consultation. 

Gold Box. 

Mintmaster The Mintmaster M r Thomas Wavell his Book of Accompts for Mintage duties 

of particular persons Gold coyned in the months of September and October read 
and past as followeth. 

Coyned in September Pag 11136 att i p C* Pag 55 : 24 : 40. 
in October Pag 15674 att 1 p C* „ 78 : 13 : 43. 

storekeepers The Storekeeper Generall M r Thomas Wavell his Accompt of Stores bought,. 

sTtembr ^old & ex P en ded, for tne month of September read and past. 
Mr Cheney's M r John Cheney late Storekeeper giving in the 4 th Ins* an Accompt of Stores 

deiiv°e f re S d the delivered to tlie Rt Hon ble Comp lls Ships & Sloops from Sept r 1686 to last Septem r 
Et Honbie which being omitted to be given in, in due time, Itt is order'd that the Accomptant 
&°sioo s MpS do now cnar g e them to the Severall Vessells particularized in Said Accompt. 

Order'd to be 
charg'd ac- 
cordingly. 

Paymasters The Paymaster Generall M r Nathaniell Higginson his Book of Accompts foi 

Se°tr for ^ ae mont b of Septem r read & past as followeth. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Generall 

Charges Diett ... 

Charges Extraordinary 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Merchandise ... 

Acco** Fortifications & Repairs 

Bengali Expedition 

Expedition to Tenasseree 

Priaman Settlement ... 



ig° 800 


:13 


:2 


445 


:16 


:5 


367 


:20 


: _. 


29 


:07 


:0 


29 


:02 


:3 


87 


:33 


:5 


77 


:30 


:4 


66 


: 04 


:1 


85 


:19 


: 4 


241 


:08 


:4 


f 2230 


:12 


:4 



p. 600 to be Order'd that Pag 600 be paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster Generall 

Higirnson. to defray Charges Garrison &c\ 

Concerning The Govemour having notice of two Strange Seamen lately come to Town, 

Seamen that ^at were veI 7 P r °f use ln their expences, & boasted to have much money, there- 
come from fore sent for & examined them to what Ship they last belonged, & from whence 
Pettepoiiee. ^ey cameij ^q being very doubtfull & contradictory in their relation, was a reason 
to confine them, who afterwards upon better information, proved to be two of 
those Sixteen men that run away from the Royal] James att Trimlevas, & there 
took a Country Boat by force, after robbing Severall Vessells of considerable 
Summs of mony & goods, whoreupon the Governour & Judge Advocate took them 
into further examination last night, when they confestthoir crimes, that the mony 
brougl t hither, was part of their Piracy, as p an examination, now delivered the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 173 

FORT 8'f- GEORGE, NO VEMBER 1687. [7th.] 

Justices, with order to enquire further thereinto, & 'tis order'd that they be impri- Tobetryed 
soned in Irons till the Royall James shall arrive here, & then to be tryed by a ^shaii 1 * 
Court Marshall. Cap* William Harrison Master of Ship Pearle on which they when the 
came from Pettepollee being sent for by the Councill to be examined about the Ro ? a11 Jam6 ' 
Said two return 'd fugitives, offers to'depose upon Oath, that he repaid & delivered o»pt Harri- 
in this Road to one of them, named James Smith 25 Pag 40 Ry lls f and 1 Gold '£ n \ XB ££ ed 
Copang, & to the other named Alexander Hunter 120 Pag 28 Dollars and 1 Gold what he 
Copang, which Said mony he rec d from them in Pettepollee Road upon their em- f!" e l, ra 
barquing upon his Ship, which they denying Cap* Bett & the Martiall, were order'd Oath, 
to enquire & Search after itt, & one Sunderland a Gunners mate being intimate s ad™ after ° 
with them, was Suspected to have rec d & Secured the Said money, But upon exami- their mony. 
nation denied with many asseverations to know any thing thereof, whereupon he what found 
was order'd to be confin'd, & his Chest in the Fort, opened & Search't, & the Key M a ^ e u 8 n C heat 
demanded, which after many evasions was deliver'd & openiug Said Chest found in the Fort. 
therein Severall baggs all containing 231 Pag 68 Dollars 2 Japan Copangs & ca 
and the said Sunderland being sent for before the Councill, own'd that he had rec d own'dby 
said mony from the Prisoners, and that there was no more of his in Said Chest, ketone to the 
then 12 Pag 4 Dollars & 28 fan 8 , the rest belonging to the Prisoners, which was Prisoners. 
delivered to the Chief Justice, who with Some other of the Justices were order'd ^Sbief* 
to take the Prisoners into a more particular examination, and give their reports Justice, 
to the Councill. *■££, 

ElIHU YALE. particular 

John Geay. ' -J-j- 

J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
E. Ffbeeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry - Will : Frasee. 

Coppy of the Justices Attestation about the Gold Box. 
According to your Hon r &c* Councills order, wee made our Strict enquiries Coppy Attes- 
for the discovery of a Gold box said to bee cast away upon Ship Loyall Adventure, J^ 1 ™ f^ 
Viz*. That upon the first notice & charge given us, wee Searched all the Mackwar 
houses, as also all other places near the wreck, that could be suspected to have 
concealed or hidden any such thing, after which (the Seamen that belonged to Said 
Ship, were brought into the Fort, & there Severally & particularly examined about 
the Said box, both as to i'ts lading & loss & to the first they say there was a trunk 
laden aboard the Ship here in the Road of Madras, corded up & stood in the great 
Cabbin, when the Ship was cast away, untouched by any of the Ships company, as 
they are ready to depose upon their Oaths, but what became of itt after the ship 
broak, they know nothing of, also all the English & Portugues Souldiers that were 
Guards att the water Side, the Same time were examined, as also their Lodges & 
Houses, but can hear no tidings thereof, tho wee have used all ways possible for 
i'ts discovery, therefore do beleive, that if any such thing was driven ashoar from 
Ship Adventure, itt may have been found or seized by some stranger passenger 
that hath carried itt Some distance from the Town, but wee have Sent to all the 
Governours near us about itt, & have given strict charge to all the Citty Watches, 
Talliars, Peons, Goldsmiths & Shroffs, still to continue their Strict Search after 
the Said Boxes, & to acquaint us of all broken Gold, & Silver Philligrin work, 
the said Charmot declaring them to bee of that work, which is usually made att 
Manilla, & Jappan, & thus having discharged our duties to our power, wee hope 
none will censure us, for the want of Success therein, tho wee do not yet dispair 
[sic,'] but that time may produce itt, which th6 of small vallue, yet of great import 
to us, in consideration of the Royall Majesty t'was directed to, Given under our 
hands the Twenty Six day of October Anno 1687. 

Robert Freeman. 
Nath: Higginson. 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[7th.] 

letter from 

Jnggapa 

Pontolo. 



Letter to 
Juggapa 
Pontolo. 

8. 

Generall 
Conimeer. 



FORT ST- GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687.- 



Rec d a Letter from Juggapa Pontolo Avaldar of Puneree requesting the 
releasment of Some Juncanners that were detain'd here for stopping the people 
from bringing wood &c a to Town, As also of a Dubass, that was left in pawn by a 
Moorman, who had bought a horse in Town, till hee sent the mony, he not being 
able to comply with his bargain. 

Letter from the President to Juggapa Pontolo Avaldar of Punneree, in 
answer to his Letter above mention' d. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 5 th Instant advising that they had 
used their utmost endeavours, but could not prevail with their Merchants, to 
contract according to the List sent them, They desire some order about the Silver 
& Europe goods these unsetled times, They Send a List of Errors in Invoyces 
Sent and received. 



Att a Consultation Extrao 
Present 



Wensday 
9. 



Conimeer 
merchants 
will not 
make a 

contract. 
The reasons 
they give. 



Danger of 
tbeRt 
Honble 
Compas 
Stock att 
Conimeer. 
Royal) James 
now att Sad- 
raspatam. 
Orderd to go 
to Conimeer 
to secure 
their Stook. 
Proposed to 
send an 
Englishman 
to the 
Mogull. 
Agreed to 
await the 

to our 



former 



Elihu Yale Esq* President & Governour 
M B John Gray S e John Biggs 

M B John Littleton M b Robert Freeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M b Nath : Higginson 
M E William Fraser. 

Having last night rec d a Generall Letter from Conimeer dated the 5 th Ins* 
wherein they write us that they cannot perswade their Merchants to contract 
according to the List Sent them the 25 th of last month, agreable to the R* Hon ble 
Comp as orders, & their reasons was that they had much Europe goods upon their 
hands, unsold, besides the danger of the Government, that were Seeking out to 
Secure themselves from the approaching danger of the Mogulls invation of that 
Country, being reported that Ten Thousand of the Mogulls horse are coming down 
with that design, which So terrifies the Merch ts as itt puts a Stop to all trade & 
business, that they dare not engage in a contract for the R* Hon bl8 Comp\ The 
Chief &c a also write us their own apprehensions of the danger of the R* Hon ble 
Comp as Stock att their Factory, desiring that wee will send them Some Security, 
for its transport or defence, & the Royall James having been for 1 4 dayes att 
Sadraspatam which is about 15 leagues distance from Conimeer, & that there will 
be little difference in gaining her passage from thence, as Sadraspatam, hither, 
Itt is thought convenient, & accordingly order'd, that the Royall James do go to 
Conimeer, & take in the Treasure & goods there, if the Chief and Councill shall 
find itt necessary, or that they cannot bring their Merchants to a compliance. 

Itt being proposed to the Councill, whether itt was necessary Since the news 
is confirmed of the Mogulls taking Gulcondah, to send an English man to con- 
gratulate his conquest, & to compose our differences, but haveing lately wrote 
to his Nabob, what could be thought convenient in our case, Itt is agreed that 
wee await the answer to that Letter, & to proceed according to the import of 
their Letter. 

M r John Davis being Sent for to know if he had any more to offer in the R* 
Hon ble Comp as behalf or his own, or otherwise to object against our proceedings 
& late examination, & that he would now declare itt to us, to which he return'd, 
that he had no addition or objection to make therein, he was also advised that 
he must give us Satisfaction, to the complaint made from Coodaloor, of the very 
bad Sortment of the R* Hon ble Comp as cloth in his time, when the ace* of M r Hall 
& M r Swynokes Resortment was delivered him, which he was desired to consider 
of, Since wee must examine him about itt, and other things, whose answer was, 
that he had formerly perused that paper, & had nothing more to Say, but that 
he had Served the R* Hon b,e Conip" faithfully to his abillity, to which was returned 
that he could not pretend any deficiency in his Judgment in the Sorting of cloth, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 175 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. [9th.] 

since he had bee[n] So many years employed therein, & that wee expected a 
more Satisfactory answer. 

The President read his Cash book for the month of Octo v which was examined Cash Aooot 

& past in Oouncill the ballance being Pag 184 ; 04 ; 5. for 0otober - 

Generalls to Conimeer & to Cap* Kichard Cooke Command 1 " of the Eoyall Genua to 
James att Sadraspatam, the contents of both as agreed upon this Consultation, & ^d'tTca t 
dated this day read and past. Richard 

Blihu Yale. Cooke ' 

John Gray. 

J. BlGGS. 

John Littleton. 
R. Fereeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec' 7 - Will : Fraser. 

Severall occations requiring the Consultation yesterday the Councill mett not Thursday 
this day. 10. 

No Consulta- 
tion. 

Rec cl a Generall from Coodaloor dated 4 th Ins' advising the receipt of the n. 
Pag 300, & M r Swynoke's going with itt to Trincombar, that as yet they mett with Genevan 
no troubles from the Government, but know not how long itt may continue, desir- i Q ™ ooda ' 
ing us to consider their condition, being but ill provided for defence, &, send them 
Some Succour before itt is too late, & that the three men that run away from the 
Resolution were there, desiring to have our Orders concerning them, they Send 
us coppy of their Diary and Consultations & Accompt Cash for the month of 
October. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 8 th Instant, desiring leave for M r Generaii 
Devett to come to the Fort, for the recvoery of his health. meTr^ 01 "" 

News from the French, Dutch & other Nations, that the Mogull had taken 12. 
Gulcondah Fort by Trechery the 2 d of last month, about Midnight, & that all the Newaof 
Country Submitted to his authority, That our friend Nabob Mahobat Cawn was to taking ^!- 3 
be Vice Roy of the Country, that upon the King of Gulcondah prostration, the eondahFort 
Mogull had made a large discourse to him, for his corrupt Government, wherein he 1Eg ' 
had been very unfaithfull, in tbe charge he had committed to him, in incouraging 
the Braminees, and discouraging the Moors, to the dishonour of their Religion, 
and Country whereby he had justly brought these troubles upon himself, & order'd 
him to be put in Chains, of which 'tis reported he was next day released. 

• Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Governodr Mundat 

M* John Gray S e John Biggs 14. 

M K John Littleton M e Bobert Freeman 

M E Thomas Wavell M b Nath : Higginson 

M E William Fraser. 

The Land Customer M r William Fraser his Book of Accompts for the month LandCusto- 
of October, read and past as followeth ■. — f^Octobr. 

Land Custome 
Weighers duty ... 

Choultry Customes ... 
Measurers duty 
Banksall Toll 



48 


21: 


44 





21: 


30 


27: 


04 


16 


(i3 


32 


47 


1 


01: 


16 



? 143 : 08 : 89 



176 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[14th.] 



FORT 8 T . GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687.- 

fan. 

Order'd that Pag° 262: 30 bee paid Mutta Morra for Dollars 491 T 3 T weighty 

dwt. „ 

poiz oz. 432 : 15 bought of him att Dollars 184|p 10 Pagod s for Alloy for the Mint. 

In further pursuance of the R* Hon ble Comp as order in their Generall of the 
22 th January last, to enquire after Some goods delivered by Cap* Spencer to Docf 
Heathfield, where their Hon rs mention to have sent us a receipt and assignment of 
the Said goods, but was omitted to be Sent us, there appearing none in any Packett 
or List yet rec a but Cap* Spencer being now arrived upon the Resolution, wee 
Sent for them both togeather to examine the business, wherein Doct r Heathfield 
acknowledges to have rec d 12 Bales & 1 ffardle from Said Cap* Spencer, not as the 
R* Hon bl8 Oomp as but belonging to M r . duJardin, & M r Goddard, & other persons that 
consigned them, and were disposed as followeth, Four Bales & one Fardle of Long 
Cloth, with M 1 ' Goddards mark Sold att an Outcry & made good to his ace* also 
Four Bales of Beteelaes owned by, & delivered to the Coodaloor Merchants, having 
their Cajan tickets in the Bales, which appears to bee truth, by severall proofs att 
Coodaloor and here, & that after the receipt of Said Bales, M r John Gray was desired 
by Said Merch ts to Sue Cap* Spencer for damages, they rec d aboard his Ship, but 
hee being gone, could get no Satisfaction here, tho they expect itt from the 
Owners, the other four Bales, three of which were long cloth ordinary, under M r 
du Jardius mark, & the other ordinary Sallampores, all which were Sold, & 
brought to M r du Jardin's ace* who upon his arrivall here, declared that Cap* 
Spencer had more goods of his in his hands, as by Doct r Heathfeilds Affidavit 
(enter'd in the Coppy Book of Letters rec d ) which being read & examined, before 
Cap* Spencer, he could not make any objection thereto, & declared before us, that 
he knew not that any of those Bales, belonged to the R* Hon ble Comp a there being 
neither their mark nor numbers thereon, nor Tickets in the Bales, nor their Hon ra 
Chop on the Cloth, as is usuall to all their goods, Cap* Spencer was also desired 
to produce a Coppy of Docf Heathfeilds receipt, which he declared he either had 
not or could not find, which shall advice the R* Hon ble Comp a thereof in our next 
Generall, desiring Said receipt & assignment may bee Sent us, Itt was also 
demanded of said Captain why he advised not the President & Councill of Said Bales 
when last here, which he Said was an omission, but could give us no reason for itt. 

Having now certain advices that Gulcondah Fort was taken by the Mogull 
the Second of last month, by trechery about midnight, & that all the Country 
have Submitted to his authority, and hearing that the Dutch & French have been 
att the Camp, to congratulate his conquest, & that our neglect may bee lookt 
upon as a contempt, & aggravate his ill opinion of us, Itt is now therefore thought 
convenient that a Letter bee written to our friend Nabob Mahobat Cawn, who wee 
hear is intended Vice Roy of the Country, to congratulate the Mogulls conquest 
of the Fort & Country, and to offer our Services to him, and to desire his procury 
of a Cowl for the Safe conduct of our people wee shall upon receipt thereof send 
to him, to confirm & pay our further respects. 



That the Warehouskeeper bee order'd to resort all the Coodaloor goods in the 
Godown, and give their report of their difference from Muster, to the Councill, and 
that M v Davis and M 1 ' Ingram bee then present. 

In pursuance of the Commission to the President, M r Thomas Lucas, M 1 ' 
Robert Freeman and M r John Willcox, for the recovering & receiving of M r 
Christopher Hattons estate, late Chief of Metchlepatam, ' Tis order'd that M r John 
Gray and M r Henry Mose that were left Atturnys in that business, by M 1 ' Ralph 
Ord do deliver up all Books of Acc* s and papers received from Said M r Ord to M r 
Thomas Lucas and M r Robert Freeman, & that they examine the Acc* s & follow 
the Said order. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 177 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. [14th.] 

The Justices deliver in their Examinations of the Pirats lately taken, & pirata 

amin 
be e 

the Regis- 



imprison 'd, Itt is order'd that they bee enter'd in the Register. examinations 

1 J ° to be entei'd 



There being three of the Resolution's men which run away, now return'd to Resolutions 
Coodaloor, Itt is order'd that they bee put aboard the Royall James. runaways to 

J r J be put aboard 

the Royall 

Gen 11 to Coodaloor dated this day read & past, ordring them that if they were Q^raUto 

apprehensive of any danger of the Mogull & Moretta forces, to hire a Vessell att coodaloor. 
the best rates they can, or Send the R* Hon ble Comp as concernes on Country Boats, 
to lade upon the Royall James att Conimeer. 

M 1 ' Devett att Conimeer being Sick & weak, and desiring leave to come hither D ' 

for his health, Itt is granted him. leave to 

EL1HU YALE. come hither. 

John Gray. 

J. BlGGS. 

John Littleton 
R. Fpreeman. 
Tho : Wavbll. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser, 

Rec rt a Letter from Cap* Richard Cooke Commander of Ship Royall James 15. 
dated the 12 th Instant, giving an Accompt that his Ship was very little out of Letter 
order, & doubted not, to make her fitt & capable to take in goods & proceed cooke Capt 
for England, within Six weeks or thereabouts after her arrivall here, & that 
he would observe our Orders, to proceed for Conimeer. 

Letters from the President to Nabob Mahobat Cawn att Gulcondah, and Letters to 
to Coje Abanus, the contents as agreed upon in Consultation yesterday approved c a a wn b &Co-o 

& Signed. Abanus. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq r President & Governodr 

M E S* John Biggs Thuesday 

M E John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 17. 

M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath : Higginson 

M R William Fraser. 

1 Being dangerous & troublesome times, & threatned to be beseiged by the Martian Law 
Mogull, Itt is order'd for the greater care & Security of the Garrison, that the 1 t ° h b ^ pob ' 
following Declaration about Martiall Law be read & published in presence of 
the Governour & Councill, before all the Souldiers drawn up, and bee added in 
the Book' of Rules' & Orders, and affixt upon the Gates in English and 
Portugues. 

The Governour & Councills Declaration for the Administration of Martiall Deoiaratkm 
Law, according to his Majesties Charter. about Martial 

Since our former Laws, Orders & Articles for this Garrison, His late Majesty 
Charles the Second King of England &c a of blessed memory was graciously 
pleas'd to give & grant Severall additionall immunities and priviledges to his R* 
Hon ble East India Comp 11 among which he grants them authority, for the free & 
full exercise of Martiall Law, att all their Garrisons, Forts, Cittys , & Townes, with- 
in the limits of their Charter, which Said R* Hon ble Comp" our R* Hon blH Masters 
& Sole proprietors of this Citty & Garrison have for the more Security & better 
Government of the place, Strictly charged and commanded us their Governour & 
Councill, to put the Said Martiall Law in execution, upon all offenders, whose 
45 



178 Records of Fort St. George. 



[17th.] FORT 8?- GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. 



neglects or crimes shall fall under it's prescriptions, Therefore wee hereby declare 
& publish that henceforward wee shall exercise & inflict the Said Martiall Laws, in 
all the Rules Penalties & Punishments thereof, Therefore wee advise & charge all 
Officers Souldiers & Seamen, & all others under this Government, to be more 
dilligent & Strict in the discharge of their employments, Offices, Charges and 
Duties, in their Severall Degrees & Stations, to prevent the just severity of the 
Said Laws, & to Secure the place from the injuries & assaults of a troublesome 
Country, Dated in Fort S* George the 17 th Novemb r 1687. 

M 1 ' William Fraser delivered in his affidavid [sic] about a Packett of Letters 
found iu the wreck of the Loyall Adventure, which is enter'd in the Coppy Book 
of Letters received. 

There being Six months Sallary due to M r Isaac Dunn Chirurgeon of Mada- 
pollam, as appears by the Generall Books of that Factory amo 1 to Pag 35 : 20 : 3 
Itt is order'd to bee paid him. 

M 1 ' Fraser having accused the Choultry Dubass of falce interpretation Itt is 
order'd that be give his charge in writing next Consultation day, that the Wittnesses 
bee examined & if found to have done itt willfully to be dimis[t] and punished. 

Order'd that Pag 500 bee paid to M 1 ' Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster 
Generall to defray Charges Garrison &c a . 

Notwithstanding the order of the late President & Councill of the 13 fh June 
last, about Setling the Customes of this place, wee having Since rec d Severall 
Letters from the R* Hon ble Comp a wherein they possitivly order, that all persons 
whatever, without exception, shall pay five p Cent Custome upon all goods 
imported & exported by Sea, which th6 wee doubt will bee a great discourag- 
ment, to the trade of the place, which as times are now, & likely long to continue 
Sue, is not able to bear So high a duty, many of our voyages on this Coast not 
gaining 10 p Cent, but whatever the consequence bee, wee dare not disobey so 
absolute a command, that forbids any alteration, but such as may bee compensated 
Some other way, which wee humbly conclude may bee allowed in this particu- 
lar, that whereas 'tis a generall order for all persons to_pay five p Cent Custome, 
But the Portugues, Gentues, &c a paying already 6 p Cent which they are well satis- 
fied in, therefore one p Cent being advanced upon them, we agree that itt bee taken 
off from the English, which makes their Custome four p Cent, in & out, which is but 
a reasonable difference considering the inequallitj of their charges & ours, & tis • 
order'd that the Customer do hence forward observe this Rule, & duely receive itt 
from all persons & goods without favour to any. 
. . Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. <^ 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Fprkeman. 

Tho . Wavell. 

IN at : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will . Fraser. 

A Letter fom the President to the Governour of Palliacat about the English 
Seamen fugitives att Metchlepatam & there, approved & Signed, & sent with M* 
Robert Freeman, who went this evening to Said place upon the Same business. 

Rec d a Letter from the Governour of Trincombar dated J 2 th Ins' promising 
all assistance to the R* Hon 1 ' 1 * Comp* 8 Ship there, and that what English men att 
that place would go upon her. 

M r Freeman return'd from Palliacat, & brought a Letter from the Governour, 
dated ^-| Ins* about the English men, that he kDew of none there & would write to 
Metchlepatam, & promises a good correspondance. 



Diary and, Consultation Booh, 1687. 179 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. [19th.] 

M 1 ' Freeman Saves the Dutch news is, that the Williamson taking the Ship att ? f . th, , Sh if 

„. , -. J ' i i i -»r ii rV i • taken by th» 

Vizagapatam made a great noise, & was owned to bee the Mogulls own ohip, wuiiamson 
worth Eighty Thousand Rupees, and that they were like to have great trouble att a«vizaga- 
Vizagapatam upon that accompt. 

Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 18 th Instant, with Ooppy of their 20. 
Diary & Consultations for the month of October & acco* Cash for September, ^J'J,^ 
Coppy of a Consultation of the 17 th Instant, & List of the Hoyall James men, meer. 
taken the 16 th Instant in Conimeer road, they advise the apprehension they were 
in of the danger of the R* Hon ble Oomp as great concernes in that ffactory, 
desiring our Speedy answer, & that the Merchants &c a were fled to secure them- 
selves & their estates. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e President & Governour Munday 

M E John Gray S k John Biggs 21. 

M E John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

The Governour & Councill att the head of the three Companies of Souldiers Martian Law 
read the foremention'd Declaration for the Administration of Martiall Law, published. 
advising the Souldiers to a Strict discharge of their duties for the Safety of the 
place, & then there would bee no occation of itt, but if otherwise, they must 
not expect any favour, for as wee paid well, So 'twas the Law of Armes to punish 
well. 

The defence & Security of the Garrison, being our daily consideration, the Th « Rt 
Governour proposed to the Councill, that a List bee taken of all the Br* Hon ble complfs Ser- 
Comp as Servants under this Councill, & all English Freemen, and that they bee form'd Tant8 * 
into a Company of Train'd Bands, which was agreed to, & order'd, And in considera- beToraMint© 
tiou that the Governour M r Gray & M r Littleton, have the charge & command of aCompaof 
the three Companies, Itt is order'd that M r Robert P'reeman, being next of Councill, Binds! 1 
be Captaine of the Train[d] Bands, & that a Commission bee given him according- Tbe Govi ' 
ly, And that they bee drawn up, Muster'd & Exercised Some time next month. ul Littleton 

command 
three Compas. 
Mr Freeman 
to be Capt of 
the Train'd 
bands. 

There is also a List taken of the Portuguez Inhabitants, but itt is no[tJ List taken of 
thought convenient, before wee have absolute occation, to Muster them, least wee Not tobe 8 """ 
may allarm them to leave the Town. Muster'd as 

J yet. 

There being a considerable quantity of China Musk which the Owners Concerning 
demand Pag° 33 p Cattee, but by much treaty have brought the[m] to Pag° 30 p ^tobV*' 
Cattee, & can by no arguments perswade them to less, Itt was therefore proposed bought under 
to the Councill, whether they would agree to give the aforesaid price, of Pag 30 f ee 3 ° ?Cat " 
Since itt could not bee procured att a lower rate, & being put to the Vote, itt was That price 
mostly resolv'd not to Swerve from the R* Hon ble Comp as possitive Orders of g^nforitt. 
Dollars two & a half p Ounce, a[nd] also about Tonqueen Pelongs, which can't Belongs att 
yet bee bought, under Pag 30 p Corge. Oofg. P 

Mr Fraser delivering in his charge againBt the Choultry Dubass Itt is order'd ctarge 
to bee examined next Consultation day, and enter'd in the Coppy Book of Letters of*'",*** 116 

received. Dubass 

deliverd in. 

There being great complaint of the dearness & Smallness of bread in the An Assize 
Bazar, & that itt bears no due proportion, with the price of Wheat, the Chief De ,™J e t0 
Justice is therefore order'd to make a monthly assize of bread allowing the Bakers, monthly. 



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-FORT St. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. 



a reasonable Proffit for their trouble, And that Tilman Holt bee made Clarke of 
the Markett, and that h^ daily examines the weight of bread, according to the Size 
appointed, and what he shall find lighter, to Seiz & give to the poor, As also all 
false weights & measures, their Owners to bee Severely fin'd. 

This day Doctor John Heathfield made affidavid about the Twelve Bales, 
and a ffardell of Oallicoes, delivered him by Cap* John Sp9ticer as also concerning 
a parcell of Tea, laden by him, upon Ship Resolution, and his agreement with 

Cap* Paine about 'its freight, att 18 p Tonn, as p Bill of Lading, Cap' Spencer 
was also Sent for to peruse the Said affidavit, which is order'd to bee Sent the R* 
Hon ble Company. 

Blihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec 17 . Will: Praseb. 



News this night from Appauge Pontolo, late Govern 1 ' of Palliacat Town, that 
our old good friend Mahomed Ebraim (now called Mahobat Cawn) had the charge 
and Government of Gulcondah Country, that Mahomed Alia Beaugue was Seir 
Lascar of these parts, & that Braminees Sangana, Narrapa & Madana Anta 
Pontolo were eonfirm'd in their former Governm* of Conjeveron &c a and by a 
message to the Governour, promised all the kindness and assistance they could 
possibly do, That Potty Cawn was discharged from his Nabobship, andreturn'd to 
his Governm' att Changalaput, That 10000 Horse are drawn down into the 
Chingie Country Commanded by Cassim Cawn, to warr against those parts. 



Att a Consultation Extrao 



Great danger 
att Coniraeer 
by the 
approaching 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e President & Governour 
M R John Gray S r John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M r Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

Having rec' 1 another Letter from Conimeer dated the 18 th Ins*, wherin thej 
now more possitivly declare the great danger they are in by the approaching Warrs, 
the Mogulls forces being drawn down into the Chingie Country, which has so 
discouraged all trade, that the Merch* s are Sending and Securing their estates, in 
other parts, and therefore will not bee perswaded to contract for any Investment 
this year. In consideration whereof, itt is agreed & order'd that the R* Hon b, ° 
Comp as Treasure & goods there, bee laden aboard the Royall James, & that the 
Chief &c a do repair hither, by the first opportunity, & that all charges bee withdrawn 
from the Factory, except So much as is necessary for the maintenance, of one 
Writer, two Souldiers, and Twenty Peons, to guard & look after itt, & that they 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. J 81 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. [22nd.] 

provide all the Chenam & Billett wood they can possible, Storeing itt up within c ? ? 8tore l p 
their compound, but wee having great occation for Chenam, that if a Boat bee biiietwood. 
procurable, they hire one, & lade her hither, & Send upon the Royall James, C'^na™* 
what Billet wood they have in a readiness, and she can conveniently take in. Boat. 
(The Letter read, past & Sent accordingly). by'lhe™ 011 

Royall 
James. 
Generall to 
Conirueer. 

Having long in President Gyfford's time, & Since often endeavoured to Concerning 
reconcile the difference, between the Joint Stock Merch ts but not being able to bet^een'the 6 
effect any thing towards the clearing their acc ts & Setling a substantial! Fund, Joint stock 
that may secure the R* Hon ble Oomp as further trade with them, they were now erc ants - 
again Sent for, & enquired of, what they had done since our last discourse with No r . ontvact 
them, but they gave us no Satisfaction, for the present, & but little hopes of a to be made 
Suddain accommodation, of their differences, Ittis therefore agreed that wee make no merchants 
contract with them, till they have Setled their Acc ts & make- their Stock appear, tmthey 
So as wee may Safely deal with them, and that to morrow, they do make up the R* th a e 'r 
Hon ble Comp as acco* ts with the Book keeper, & deliver course Cloth, to the amount aoeompts. 
of the Ballance, which the Warehouskeeper is order'd to Sort & receive from coarse cioth 
them. for what 

they owe 
the Rt, 
Honble 
Compa. 

The old Well in the Fort being brackish, 'its water is not drinkable, & scarcely A sma11 new 
Servicable for other uses, 'tis order'd that a Small one bee made, whose water will maVehithe 
last good a year or two, & will bee of great necessity in case of a Seige. Fort « 

Elihtj Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R : Fereeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson, 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



Rec d a Generall from M r Nicks &c a att Portonovo elated the 18 th Instant 23. 
desiring a Ship to Secure the R l Hon b,e Comp as concernes, that they were Sorting a Gen11 tr0m 
quantity of Moorees, which chiefly came to No. 7:8: but Beteelaes No. 26 of 
which the Merchants have a great quantity were not musterable, of which they 
were made Sencible, but say they are as good as usuall, & cannot provide better, 
therefore desire our advice. 

Rec d a Letter from M r Milton, M r Swynoke & Cap* Wallis dated att Trincom- Letter from 
bar the 14 th Ins* wherein they advise to have paid Dollars 376 for a mast & yard, & S^tt"" 1 
that they were rewashing & curing the damaged cloth. Trinoombar. 

Rec' 1 a Letter from M r Swynoke & Cap 4 Wallis dated att Trincombar the Letter from 
15 th Ins* advising that they had often demanded of M r Milton an accompt of the ^g***** 
Pag 60 he drew & rec d there, but refuses to deliver itt, till Such time as he arrives Waiiis'att 
att Madras, that they dispatch all thev can, in having the damaged cioth recured, Trinooalbiir 
& hoped to Ship itt next new Moon, & then would try to gett the Ship to Porto- 
novo, Trincombar affoarding neither Calkers nor Cordage. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap* Wallis dated att Trincombar the 13 th Ins* giving an Letter from 
ace* of the late Storm he met with, when he was fore'd in there. ^apt w ' alli * 

there. 

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Records of Fort St. George. 



[24th.] 



■FORT 8 1 - GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687 
Att a Consultation 



Thoesdat 
24. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq* President & Goveenoue 
M E John Geay S a John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M E Koeeet Feeeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M K William Feasee. 



Commissions A Commission Sign'd & deliver'd M r Kobert Freeman to be Capt ne of the 

to the officers T ra i n 'd bands Comp a M r Jobn Afflceck Liev* M r Henry Alford Ensign, M r John Pitt 

Bands Z" 1 & M r John Coventry Serjeants, M r Troughton & M 1 ' Inch Corporalls, & Francis 

other officers -gg^ Gierke, with Rounders, Drumers &c a necessary Officers. Also a Summons to 

A P Summons all the English Inhabitants under the Councill to appear in arms att the ffort, 

toth ®. upon the penalty of Ten Pagodas each for the first neglect, And Cap* Freeman is 

Train'd ' order'd to get all things in readiness to draw up and exercise his Company, Some 

bands to be ^ mQ nest mcm th. 



exercised. 
To hasten i 
the Invest- 

Coodaloor. 
To take as 
few fine 



AGenerall to Coodaloor read and past ordering the hastning in their Invest- 
ment, wherein to take as few fine goods as possibly since course is so much required 
by our R* Hon ble Masters, at least not to exceed M r Davis &c a contract in fine 
Sorts, & whereas they write us that the Cloth brought in by the Merchants is 
much below the Mustars, & that the Merchants tell them, they can procure no 
other these troublesome times, & that a longer delay may endanger the R* Hon ble 
Comp as Stock in their hands, if the two Armies now in those parts should plunder 
them, as 'tis very doubtfull and likely they will, ' tis therefore thought convenient 
as well from that consideration, as also to provide goods to lade the Roy all 
James for England, that they Sort those goods brought in by new Mustars and 
numbers in proportion to the goodness & price of the first Mustar, or rather lower 
in consideration of their failure in contract, & that they end their acc ts & send 
their goods hither, as Soon as possibly, to Secure them from the dangerous troubles 
of the Country. 

A Letter to Triucombar read & past ordring M r Wallice &c a to bring away 
Krigat ordeid bis Ship thence as soon as possibly to Coodaloor (since they are very unreasonable 
TrhTcombar iu the price of what they assist them with for the repairs of the Ship) and that 
to coodaloor. they fitt h°r occations there, and proceed upon their voyage to Sumatra. 

The Choultry Dubash was examined about the complaint against him for falce 
interpretation, when the three Dubashes that was brought as evidences were 
examined, one of whom declared that about two years past being att the Choultry, 
he heart! Said Dubash mistake the interpretation of some words to the Justices, but 
heleives them to bee ignorantly Spoaken, but M r Coventry who was also then pre- 
sent att the Choultry & pretends some knowledge in the Gentue Language affirms 
t,o us, that he was then present att the Choultry, and to the best of his apprehen- 
sion heard the Said Dubash make a great mistake in his interpretation to the Jus- 
tices, whereof he then enformed them, but will not venture to Swear to this report, 
not being so perfect in the Gentue Language, nor do any of the witnesses charge 
him with any corruption or unfaithfullness in his office, & 'tis generally beleived 
that this mistake was only Lapsus Linguoe, M r Freeman who pretends also a good 
court '7great proficiency in the Gentue Language declaring, that he hath discharged that duty 
reputation f an Interpreter, with great punctuality, Since his being in the Choultry. How- 
Gownmt. ever a great reputation of this Government depending upon the Choultry Court, 
Another able w b ere a mistake either from designe or ignorance, may lead the Justices into 
ioin^Mii^that error, for prevention wherof 'tis agreed, that so great a trust should not depend on 
court. a gi n crle person & therefore order'd that one other able linguist be joyn'd with the 

present Choultry Dubash, joyntly to interpret all cases in the Choultry & Court of 
Admiralty. 



possibly. 
The Cloth 
much below 
the Musters, 
To Sort that 
Cloth by nev 
Musters & 
numbers. 
To send thei: 
goods hither 
to secure 
them froiu 
danger. 



Madras 



Examination 
oi the com- 
plaint 
against the 
Choultry 
Dubash. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1687. 183 



FORT S T - GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. rnA .. 

[24th.] 

Order & Decorum being escentiall parts of Government, also that persons in Who a [sic] 

authority should be respected according to their degree & the wearing of Run- ^/"'r^* 

dells having been formerly permitted only to the Councill, & some other the most delis. 

considerable persons in Town, but now taken up by any that have boldness enough 

for itt, Itt is therefore agreed that the former order about Rundells be published 

& observed, that there may be Some distinction in persons and ceremonies. 

Elihcj Yale. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R.. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginsojn. 
John Stables Sec ry , 

Rec d a kind Letter from Nabob Mahobat Cawn from Gulcondah wherein he ^ 6 " 
gives friendly advice, and recommends Coje Abanus to bee our Vakeel. fronfsiaho- 

bat Cawn. 

Rec a a Letter from Alle Ascur Cawn (formerly called Mahomed Alle Letter 
Beague) advising that he was made Subidar of all the Carnatta Country, & that he from Ale 
was in greater repute then Naccanum Cawn was formerly, & that we should send Ascni 
a wise Vakeel to Court. 



Rec d a Letter from Madana Anta Pontolo att Conjevpron advising that the 



Letter from 
Madana 

Government of that place was granted to him & Sangana. Anta Pon- 

tolo, 

Rec d a Letter from the Tarrufdar of Corrapa, forwarding Said Letters. TarruWar" 1 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq k -President & Governoue 

M E John Gray S e John Biggs M™day 

M E John Littleton M b Robert Freeman 
# M E Thomas Wavell M b Nath : Higginson 
M K William Fraser. 

M r John Cheney late Storekeeper his accompt of Stores bought, sold & expend- Store keeper 
ed in the month of August last read and past. August! 

Order'd that Pag 1000 be paid M r Nath Higginson Paymaster Generall, to p woo to be 
defray Charges Garrison &c\ K^on. 

M r Daniell Chardin & M r Salvadore Rodrigues requesting leave to go to the MrCharain 
Mines & Gulcondah, to invest some mony brought out with them, & consign'd & dorlVetire" 
order'd to bee laid out in Diamonds at the Mines, whereupon the R* Hon 1lle Comp as leave ,0 ^° 
Paragraph in their Generall of the 9 th of June 1686 was read & considered, & att ^Guicon- 9 
present not apprehending that their going will bee any prejudice to the R'Hon 1 ' 16 dah -. 
Comp a or their Stay an advantage to the Town, Itt is therefore agreed and order'd tion"" there - 
that they have permission to go, but that itt be no example or Standing order for u P° n - 
the future, intending to debate & consider further thereon. permitted to 



g°e. 

To be no 

Standing 

order. 

The persons formerly treated with about Tonqueen Pelongs, being now con- T ° nt i , » ,en 
tented to take the offer'd price- of Dollars t\ p peece, but doe not certainly bought! 
propose the quantity therefore the Warehouskeeper is order'd to take all they 
bring that is good att that rate. 

M r Thomas Davis having delivered in his Petition for bis releasment, that he Thomas 
may Seek an honest & an honourable livelihood, Itt was debated & resolved that if Davis peti ' 

f tions for his 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[28th.] 

Tobe granted 
he giveing 
some Town 
good secn- 
rity. 

About resort- 
ing Coodaloor 
Cloth. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1GS7- 



lie can give Some Town good Security for his appearance, thatitt bee granted him, 
not having as yet received any answer from Bengal], to our Letters writ thether 
concerning him & his affairs there, only their last letters Say, they have yet no 
demands from any upon his accompt. 

M r John Davis & M r Ralph Ingram were Sent for & acquainted with the 
Warehouskeepers report of the Cloth they received from the Merchants att Coo- 
daloor, & that the Said Cloth was order'd to be resorted by M r Littleton M r Fraser 
&c a in their presence, that they might bee Satisfied of it's condition, & their just 
Sortment. 

Having rec d a very civill kind Letter from Mahobat Cawn the Mogull's 
Nabob att Gulcondah, in answer to our formers to him wherein th.6 he blames our 
hostillity, & taking their Ships, yet gives us great hopes of an accommodation of 
our differences, & to procure us the Mogulls Phirmaund to restore & Settle us, in 
our former priviledges att this place, Bengali & Surat, & all other places in his 
Dominions, advising us also to appoint Coje Abanus our Vakeel att Gulcondah, & 
to give him full power to conclude our business, which being of great consequence 
& charge, 'tis defer' d to further consideration, what Shall bee resolved therein. 



A Letter also rec' i with itt from Alle Assur Cawn great Subidar of this 
Country, acquainting us of the great hon r conferr'd upon him by the Mogull & 
Nabob, & that his power was as great in this Country, as the late powerfull Neck- 
nam Cawn, who being a favourite of the Nabobs and his great adviser 'tis thought 
convenient to make him our friend by a present, Suitable to his dignity & the 
kindness he may do us. 

Letters also from Madana Anta Pontolo & Sangana, that they were restored 
to their Government att Conjeveron, Pullimalee &c a places on this Coast, who 
having a more near influence upon the trade of this place, & S* Thoroa, 'tis agreed 
to congratulate their restoration,and make them the usuall presents in Such cases, 
to engage their friendship, As also to Puttee Cawn Governour of Changalaput, 
he being a rising man, in favour, & may be Servicable to our business att 
Gulcondah. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Geat. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littlkton, 

R. F freeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Bjgginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



Att a Consultation Extrao. 



Pre 

Elihu Yale Esq* 
M K John Gray 
M" John Littleton 
M E Thomas Wavell 



President & Governour 
S R John Biggs 
M" Robert Freeman 
M K Nath Higginson 



M" William Fraser. 

The President having notice that Seven of the 16 fugitives from the Royall 
James, were with a Boat, in a River near Sadraspatam, well Stored with money & 
armes, endeavouring to encrease their numbers, & prosecute their Pirating trade, 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 185 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. [29th] 

which has already been very notorious to our great disreputation, but to prevent Asmaiiship 
their escape & further mischief It's agreed & order'd as being the most safe & ^ nt y r |o n u 
Secret way to Seiz the Rogues, that a Small Ship in the Road be hired of Cap* dierstobe 
Harrison for Pag 100, (that being the lowest wee can bring him to,) & 20 English g^them!' 
Souldiers bee Sent upon her, to be put ashoar att the Said River & 20 Peons sent 
overland, to Secure their escape either ways, & that if the Said Pirats will not 
Surrender by fair meanes, that then our people Subdue them by force of Armes, To be tried 
& either take or destroy them, & so many as they shall take alive to bring them by a Court 
overland, & that upon the Royall James her arrivall, they with the two other The£*ony* 
Prisoners be tried by a Uourt Marshall. That their mony, boat, armes &c a bee &catobe 
also Secured & brought us, to make Satisfaction to those they have robed, as farr g^^ifiier. 
as itt will go. 

' Tis also order'd that after the departure of the Souldiers, Peons & Prisoners The said ship 
hither, that he proceed with his Ship to Conimeer to lade with Chenam & Billet j^f"^^ 
wood, we having great occation for both, for reparation of our Bulwarks, & Stores nam & Biiiett 
against any troubles that may happen. wood - 

Read & past Viz*. 
A Commission & Instructions to Cap* "William Harrison. Commission 

Ditto to Serf John Brown & Corporall Mitchell. instructions 

A Letter from the Governour to the Chief of Sadraspatam. t^&T m 

A Generall to Conimeer to Send twenty Peons to their assistance, & lade the past. 
Said Ship, with Chenam and Wood. 

Blihu Yale. 
John Geay. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffrebman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Fraser. 

Rec d a Letter from the Metchlepatam Merchants to M r Freeman concerning 29. 
the R* Hon ble Cornp- debt to them. ^1tX v T m 

Merohts. 

30. 

Ship Tearl 
Sailed for 

Att a Consultation sadmapa. 

Present p m0 . 

Elihu Yale Esq* President & Governour Thursday. 

M B John Geat S e John Biggs 

M a John Littleton M b Robert Feeeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath Higginson 
M E William Feasee. 

M 1 ' Thomas Wavell Mintmaster having brought in Pag 65000 from the Mint JjJJ™*^ 
'tis order'd that the R* Hon ble Comp as debt to the Metchlepatam, Madapollam, & paid! 
Pettepolleo Merchants, & all other Obligations upon Interest be paid off, & that f o 11 ° e bI ] ^ 0ns 
the Said Merchants have notice given them, to authorize Some one to receive & Mr Gray to 
discharge the Ballance of their acc ts with the R* Hon" 1 " Comp a which M r Gray is %™ b ™ the 
order'd to draw out from the Generall books of those {factories, & deliver them in kerohantg 

g-A mi accts. 

Councill. 

Having wrot & endeavour'd all ways about the procury of the Persia freight £«™* 

att Metchlepatam for the Royall James , But this day advised us, that the Dutch attMetchiepa 

had engaged itt att Gulcondah, being a small freight, not exceeding 900 bales, & %£§*£ 

our Braminee &c a att Metchlepatam write us that itt will not amount to half that Bnt ft small 

number, by reason of the great Famine & Pestelence att Metchlepatam, & those frei g ht - 
47 



Ship Pearle William Harrison Master Sailed for Sadraspatam. 



186 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[? m0 ] 



Not. worth 
the disputing 

A Parcell of 
Madapollam 
Long Cloth 
offered to 
Sale. 

Warehons. 
keeper &o to 
view itt. 
Fees of the 
Admiralty 
Court settled. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

few left to carry on the business of 



parts, that has destroyed so many, there 

making & curing the Cloth, so that 'tis not like to bee a quarter of a Ships lading 

& so not worth the disputing for. 

There being a parcell of Madapollam brown Long Cloth offer'd to Sale, 'tis 
order'd that the Warehouskeeper and assistants do view & examine the Same and 
give us their opinions thereof, that we may proceed accordingly. 



That all persons may bee acquainted with the Fees & charges of our Court 
of Admiralty, & that none of the Atturnys &c a Officers may demand or exact more 
then their due, 'twas thought convenient to state, Settle & publish a table of 
ffees, which are by the Judge very moderatly drawn up, & now agreed to & 
authorized by the Councill, and order'd to be Registred & rec d accordingly, which 
are as followeth. 

Clerk op the Court. 



Entring an Action ... 

Issuing out the Capias Attachment or Summons 

Entring the return ... 

Fileing Bill or Declaration 

Fileing the Plea 

Fileing Replication, Rejoinder and Surrejoinder untill 
issue & joining issue. 

Jury warrant if tried by Jury 

Entring the return of ditto 

Drawing Subpena for Witnesses not exceeding 4 persons 

Swearing Witnesses for every one person 

Green Cloth for each Court day for a continuance of the 
Action till Judgment ... ... 

Entring Yerdict on Record 

Entring Judgment ... 

Entring every interloquitare order or motion 

Writ of Execution ... 

Return of ditto 

Withdrawing an Action 

Discharge of any person in custody 

Searching every Record 

Registring a Will, Letter of Administ or deed of Sale or 
any other deed desired to be recorded for its preserva- 
tion lett itt be long or Short 

Registring an Inventory for every Sheet of paper, wrot 
on four Sides if less then a proportionable allowance ... 

Coppy of Will, Letter of Administration or Inventory if 
after desired, & attesting itt under his hand 
Drawing a Recognizance or Obligation to the Company 

Ditto of the Peace and behaviour ... 

An Indictment in Court if not Capitall to be paid by the 
Prisoner if able 

If Capitall the Service to bee given King & Company ... 

For any particular order of Sessions to private persons . . . 

Discharge of a Prisoner by Proclamation in Court or 
discharge to the Marshall 

Attorneys Ffees. 

Retaining ffee & Warrant of Attorney 
Drawing the Bill from Instructions given, engrossing and 
coppy delivered ... 



20:— 



20:— 



20 
10 

07 

12 
10 
10:- 



17:— 



26:— 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687 . 



187 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687.- 



[P m0 .] 

Attorneys 



12:- 



Preferring ditto & reading in Court 

Drawing replication or further pleading till Issue, engrossing 

& coppying 
Taking Instructions from Cliant, making breviat, & pleadiug 

att Tryall 

Attending Cliants business for every Court day, answering one 

Term in England 
Drawing any Affidavit in the cause as need requires in writing. 
For every motion upon any interluquitare Order 
For getting the Wittnesses togeather for the probat of a Will 

and endorsing the Probat of the Same 
Drawing a Letter of Administration, & engrossing the Same 

ready for the Seal 
For making out coppys of each if need require or coppys of any 

Letter of Attorney, or other Instruments to bee transmitted 

into any other parts, ready for the Attestation of the Seal of 

the Court 
For every Translate procured & Sworn in Court, whether long 

or short, to be translated by the Interpreter of the Court, for 

which to be allowed out of the Said 18 fan 3 
The like to the Def ts Attorney. 

Judges ffees. 

For his hand & Seal of Court to every process or venire facias 
or Subpena for Wittnesses not above four Wittnesses or 
Writt of Execution 

For every Order upon any interloquitare motion in Court 

For every Issue join'd 

For every Affidavit taken in writing without Seal affixt 

If Seal affixt requisit 

Granting Judgment on each cause ... ... ... PI 

Green Cloth or continuance of every cause till ended for every 
Court day 

Swearing Witnesses to the Probat of any Will, Signing and Seal 1 : 20 

The like for any Letter of Administration there being also an 
Oath given to the Administrator or Administratrix ... 1 : 20 

For coppys of any Such Wills or Admin attested by y e Judge 
Advocate, with hand & Seal of Court to be transmitted into 
any other parts if desired ... ... ... ... ... - :20 

The like for a Letter of Attorney or other Instrument or deed 
to be transmitted as aforesaid if desired with the like 
Attestation ... ... ... ... ... ... -:20: 

For Recognizance in Criminall causes, or bail in Civill Actions - : 18 

In case of Commission of Prize, or other goods to be Sold, being 
condemned by the Court of Admiralty, the ffees thus to be 
devided Viz'. 
Judge Advocate ... ... ... ... ... 2 p Cent 

Justices Assistants ... ... ... ... 2J p C' 

Register for receiving & entring the Same ... \ p C* 

Justices assistants ffees. 

To each for Green Cloth, for continuance of causes till Judgment, 
each Court day ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 04 

To each upon any referrence by order of Court, either for 
examination of matters, stating of Acc ts or computation of 
Interest 18 

To each upon any Judgment granted in Court ... ... ... 18 



18:- 



26:- 



07 
06 
10 

18:- 

18 :■ 



09 



18 



Judges ffees. 



ffees for 
Commission 
of Prize. 



Justices 
assistant 
ffees. 



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Records of Fort St. George. 



[p-.] 



-FORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

ffafi. o. 

The Cbiee or Bailiffs ffees. 

Fox- Serving any Process whatsoever, of the Court, besides 
reasonable charges for going on board anj Ship, or out of 
the Precinques, which overplus charges, are to be determined 
by the Court, & alth.6 there be more Def ts then one in the 
Process, yet all to bee concluded in the Said ffee ... ... 07 

For calling Court and continuance of every Action to Judgment 
each day ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 04 

For Swearing every Wittnesa ... ... ... ... ... 01 

For every Prisoner indicted where not Capitall... ... ... 06 



Marshall" 
ffees. 



Maeshalls ffees. 



For every Prisoner in Custody 
If under Baile 



Choultry 
Justices ffees. 



Choultet Justices ffees. 
Empanelling every Jury ... 
For Serving every Execution 

If above 100 Pag 1 Pag" for every 100 Pag" above. 



... 18 

Pag 2 - 



Fees to the 
Et Honble 
Com pa. 



Fees to the E t Hon BLe Company. 

For every Seal of Court affixt to all wrightings Instrum*' 
Process & ca - : 10 ; 



For Registring of every Deed 
For every recovery to be paid by the recoverer 
1 fan p Pag recovered by Judgment in Court. 



10:- 



Court 
charges 
& repairs. 

Great abuse 
in the 
Coodaloor 
Cloth. 

The Council 1 
to be joyn'd 
with the 
Warehous- 
keeper in its 
examination. 
Mr Davis & 
Mr Ingram 
to be present 
thereat. 



Court chaeges & eepaies. 

One fanam in every cause to be paid by the reeoverer, to bee rec d by the> 
Register, & disposed by the Court. 

M r Littleton Warehouskeeper complaining that there was soe great a 
difference, & abuse in the Coodaloor Cloth, bought & Sorted by M r John 
Davis & ca that he could not well Judge of itt, So desired that- the rest of 
the Councill might be joyn'd with him, in its examination and report, which 
accordingly is appointed and that M r Davis and M r Ingram bee present thereatt. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Geay. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffeeeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson, 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraseb. 



Coppy of a 
note from 
Mr Stylema 
about Musk 
& Pelongs. 



Coppy of a paper delivered by M r Fraser which he rec d from M r Styleman. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687 . 



i FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. r 2m ] 

M 1 Fraser 

S r , Please to do me the favour to acquaint the Govern 1 ' &c a Councill that if 
they please they may have my Musk att P 30 p Cattee & the Tonqueen Pelongs 
att P 30 p Gorge under I cannot Sell them. 

Your humble Servant 
Novem r 28 th 1687. John Styleman. 

Rec d a Generall from M r Nicks &c a att Portonovo dated the 27 th past, advising _ 
that they had made up about 100 Bales, that they intended to return to Coodaloor Generaii 
in a few dayes, & hoped to get in the remaiSer of their Investment by- Christmas, from Por. 
they desire Musters of 40 Cov d Beteelaes N° 25 & of 50 Cov d Beteelaes N° 28 that tonovo - 
the Gold thread might probably go off something under Invoyce price, & that the 
Dutch there kept four dayes festivall, on ace* of priviledges granted them by the 
Mogull, who by his Cowl given them, are to bee Custome free four years, & att the 
expiration to pay but half, in all ffactories they had in the King of Gulcondahs 
dominions. 

Att a Consultation Extrao 

Present 

Blihu Yale Esq r President & Governour Sattebday 

M E John Gray S e John Biggs 3 - 

M E John Littleton M R Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M e Nath : Higqinson 
M e William Eraser. 

Tbe Councill being mett took again into debate, the weighty consideration of Nabobs 
the Nabobs last letter from Gulcondah. wherin he declares the Kings & his dis- ^eTinto" 1 
pleasure against our late hostillities, & that if wee persist therein, itt will bee considera- 
inevitable ruin to us, & our- affairs, but on the contrary gives us great assurance of tl0U ' 
procuring us the Kings Phirmaund, for the enjoyment of our antient priviledges, 
& secure trade & Settlement here, att Surat & Bengali, and all other places under 
his Dominion advising us to appoint a Vakeel, and give him full power to conclude 
our business with him, which tho undoubtedly will bee of great charge & expence, 
yet being of Soe much import to the R l Hon 1 ' 1 '' Comp a and English Nation, their 
affairs now lying att a dangerous state, & wee very doubtfull that the Articles 
lately agreed upon in Bengali, will not bee justly complied with which is their own 
fears & intimation to us, but the R* Hon' ,le Comp a having order'd in cases of great 
imergencys & unforeseen hazards to call a Generall Councill to debate thereon, & a Generaii 
wee having no particular order of theirs in this affair, Itt is agreed that the Senior Ootmoffl to 
Merchants & Merchants according to that order, bee Summon'd to appear on 
munda} r morning, to give their opinions with us, and to resolve accordingly, the 
business requiring great hast. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap f Harrison & Serj* Brown dated in Sadraapatam the 3 - 

2 d Ins* advising that the Dutch had taken the Seven Pirats, before their arrivall, Sajrt hw 

that one of them being Shot in 2 places died of his wounds since they landed, & son & Serjt 

that the Chief would not deliver them, till he had orders from Palliacat, which he Hadraspatam 

had already sent for. pirats taken' 

. „ by the Dutoh 



190 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[3rd] 



Letter frc 
Palliaoat. 



A letter to 
Capt Harri- 



Letter from 
Putty Cawn. 



FORT St. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

Rec d a Letter from the Governour of Palliacat dated jj Ins* promising the 
delivery of the Pirats taken att Sadraspatam. 

A Letter to Cap* Harrison & Serj* Brown att Sadraspatam dated this day 
concerning the Pirats taken there approved & Signed. 

Rec d a Letter from Putty cawn from Changalaput wherein hee advises to be 
made Phougedar of this Country, & desires some things to be provided for Cassim 
Cawn, for which purpose had Sent Pag 200 to Seer Cawn & Boorer Cawn Inhabit- 
ants of this place. 



Att a Consultation 



Mundat 
5. 



Storekeepers 
acct for 
October. 
Cash aect 
for November 



to be pd Mr. 
Higginson. 

Concerning 
procuring the 
Great 
Mogulls 
Phirmaund. 



The Conncill 
of oppinion to 
obtain the 
Mogulls 
?hirmannd. 



No particular 

order from 

the Rt Honble 

Compa about 

itt. 

A Generall 

Conncill mett. 



Unanimously 
agreed to 
purchase the 
Mogulls 
Phirmaund. 



Present 

Elihu Yale Esq k President & Governour 
M E John Gray S e John Biggs 

M B John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M h Nath : Higginson 
M E William Fraser. 

The Storekeeper M r Thomas Wavell his accompt of Stores bought sold and 
expended in the month of October read and past. 

The President read his Cash Book for the month of November which was past 
in Councill the Ballance being Pag 67114 : 31 : 4. 

Order'd that Pag° 918 : 31 : 3. bee paid M r Nathaniell Higginson Paymaster 
Generall to defray Charges Garrison &c a . 

Having had many considerations & debates upon the procuring the Great 
Mogulls Phirmaund for the firm & lasting Settlement & enjoyment of the English 
Interest & trade in India, which now Seems to lye att a dangerous Stake, by reason 
of the Mogulls displeasure against us, & his totall conquest of this Country, which 
Subjects allmost all our Settlements & trade, under his Government, & now not 
being well able to reduce him to termes by Warr, having lost most of our Forces 
in Bengali, where tho they advise us of making a peace upon indifferent erood 
Articles, yet att the Same time they much doubt the Nabobs compliance with them, 
which if he should, yet without the Kings Phirmaund, would bee of little force or 
obligation upon the next Government, & thereby render our affairs in as uncertain 
and ruinous a condition as before, But tho the whole Councill are fully satisfied of 
the great necessity & advantage of obtaining the Mogull[s] generall Phirmaund, & 
that possibly there can never happen so good an occation & oppertunity for itt, by 
his nearness to us, and the more happy fortune, of having the assured friendship 
of Nabob Mahobat Cawn, his great favourite & our old friend, to whom he has 
entrusted the Sole order & Government of this new conquer'd Country, who by 
his Severall kind Letters, has promised his best assistance, and gives us great 
encouragment & hopes of accommodating our differences, and getting us a Substan- 
tiall full Phirmaund, Yet itt being So weighty an affair & chargable, & having no 
particular order from the R* Hon ble Comp a about itt, who in Such emergent cases, 
order a Generall Councill to bee called, which is to consist of this Councill in 
ordin ry & all the Senior Merchants & Merchants upon the place, to advise with, & 
take their opinions in Such extraordinary matters, which accordingly was done, & 
the Generall Councill being mett, which consisted of the Preside[nt] M r John Gray, 
S r John Biggs, M r John Littleton, M r Robert Freeman, M r Thomas Wavell, M r 
Nathaniell Higginson, M r William Fraser, M r John Chenev, M r John Davis, M r 
Daniell Gyfford, M r Thomas Yale, John Stables, M r Henry Alford & M r Henry 
Mose, who being Sate the President fully states the case, which being debated, 'twas 
generally & unanimously agreed & resolved, that all means possibly be used for 
purchasing the Mogulls Phirmaund for our firm Settlement & Secure trade, since 
the English Intrest now wholy depended thereon, & therefore whatever the charge 
may bee in reason (which by most is judged will cost in that chargeable Court 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 191 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 



[5th.] 

near Pag 50000) that itt bee vigorously prosecuted, & no time lost therein, which 
wee doubt not will bee to the R* Hon ble Comp ;ls satisfaction, since itt will prevent 
that great charge & trouble, which yearly embroiled and obstructed their trade. ■ 

Itt was also proposed whether ' twas not convenient to Send two of the Proposed to 
Councill to Gulcondah, to mannage this great & chargeable business, as also to pay s , en< l two °J. 

o i i -\j-Ti i ■ ■ i ■ i i »-r ■■ t the Councdl 

our respects & congratulations to the Mogull, but in consideration that the Nabob to Guioondah; 
has nominated & desired us to make our good friend Coje Abanus our Vakeel or ^°g SUSt0 
Attorney to act & conclude this business with him, which Supposing he most appoint Ooje 
desires for his Secret advantage, 'tis thought fitt to oblige & gratifie him therein, y^™ oar 
as also that itt will prevent a very great charge, that will necessarily attend, such To oblige 
a journey by the Councill, who for the honour of the R* Hon ble Comp a and Nation ^"jLjjJjJj* 8 " 1, 
must appear as splendidly as possibly, besides so publick an address will draw charge win 
many of the Courtiers greedy eys, [sic] & expectations upon them, which unavoidably thereby ented 
will greatly inhance the charge of our business, and possibly create some Enemies 
that may obstruct our business. 'Tis therefore concluded the most secret & secure The man- 
way to referr the mannagm* wholy to the Nabob & our Vakeel Coje Abanus, But b^nLstobe 
that if hereafter the Mogull requires our attendance upon him, & that itt cannot refer'd to 
bee avoided without disobliging him & our business, that then some of the y a e k ^ bnb * 
Councill be sent up to him, but wee hope the Nabob will excuse itt having lately To send some 
wrot to him about itt. SallEE 

be avoided. 

And tho from their Letters & our Severall enquiries much money is expected Considera- 
from us in this business, the Nabob being a very covetous man, yet least some sending 
trick & disappointment should be put upon us, as last year the Vakeel from money to 
Bengali was Serv'd, taking near Rup 8 100000 from him for nothing, or least they Gnloondah - 
should seize it[t] from us, on pretence of our being lately att Warrs with them, or to 
make Satisfaction for the injuries wee have done, and severall Ships taken from 
them, 'Tis agreed that we send only Pag 10000 to Gulcondah by Mess rs Chardin & 0nly 
Salvadore, who are going thether and that they keep itt privatly in their own Pago ioooo 
names, till our Vakeel shall for our occations demand itt from them, giving his Messrs^ by 
receipt for itt, also that some other presents bee Sent by them to oblige the Nabob chardin & 

r , . Salvadore. 

in OUr business. Directions 

abont Said 

• Mahomed Alle Beague late Covernour of Metchlepatam being now advanced, Mahomed 
to the Seerlascarship of this Country, & himself writeing us of the great honour Aiie Beangue 
conferr'd upon him by the Mogull and the Nabob, & of his uncontroulable author- ™/o f s t < jf i 1 B las " 
ity in this Country, besides wee knowing him to bee an intimate favourite of the Country. 
Nabobs, & that his advice has a great influence upon him, & he now expecting 
a more then ordinary complement from us, 'Its agreed & order'd that M r Mr Freemsm 
Robert Freeman & one Factor do wait upon him with our Lres & present which to oompU- 
(considering his place & the kindness he is capable of doing us) to be to the ment him- 
amount of Pag 300 in a publick present & 500 in a private one, the more to engage a. Present to 
him to us, which we hope M 1 ' Freeman will bee Successf ull in, having had a long & ^? m sent t0 
intimate acquaintance with him att Metchlepatam, & that he also endeavour the To endeavour 
renting of S* Thoma, about which he is also to discourse Puttee Cawn, Saugana renting 
&C" when he delivers our Letters & Piscashes to them, & to endeavour the dispose St lhoma ' 
of Europe goods among those Merchants and that Instructions be given him infractions 

aCCOrdingrlV- to be given 

° J Mr Freeman. 

Letters from the President to Mahobat Cawn, Alle Ascur Cawn, Puttee Cawn, Letters to 
Sangana & Madana Anta Pontolo & to the Tarrufdar of Corrapa read and past. & 6 a , Nabob 

Eli hit Yale. 

John Geat. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Feaseb. 



192 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[6th.] 

Generall 
from Porto 
noTo, 



7. 

Six Pirats 
brought from 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. — 

Rec d a Generall from M r Nicks &c a afct Portonovo dated p n 



Letter &oa 
from Capt 
Harrison. 



Ins* advising that 
their Merchants refused to make new Musters & prises according to the condition 
of their Cloth, & they desire a small Vessell may be order'd to attend them, to take 
in their goods, as they daily embale them. 

This morning Serf Brown arrived here with the Six Pirats taken att Sadras- 
patam, & brought- a Letter from Cap* Harrison dated the b th Ins* with a List of 
what was found with said Pirats, & detained by the Dutch. 

Att a Consultation 



Thqesday 



Mint acct 
for Novem- 



Portugnes 
affronted try 
three cf the 
Rt Honble 
Compas 
Servants. 



Publicklf to 
beg their 
pardon. 
Not to go to 
the Mount or 
St Thoma in 
three months. 
A fine to be 
paid by them. 
P. 20 to be 
paid the 
Washermen. 
A parcell of 
Bengali 
goods treated 
about. 
No agreemt 
the price too 
high. 

The prises to 
be compared, 



Nor for the 
Madapollam 
Cloth- 
Instructions 
and Letters. 
P. 100U to be 
sent to 
Coodaloor. 



Present 

Blihu Yale Bsq e President &. Governour 
M E John Gray S" John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M k 
M E Thomas Wavell M k Nath Higginson 
M R William Fraser. 

The Mintmaster M r Thomas Wavell his accompts of the Mint for Mintage 
duties, upon particular persons Gold coyned in November Pag 60G3 att \ p 
Cent Pag HO : 11 : 0. 

Three of the R* Hon ble Comp as Servants having gone to the Mount without 
License from the Govern 1, & there misbehaved themselves affronting & grossly 
abusing some of our Portugues Inhabitants, which besides the contempt & disorder 
of our Government, may have many ill consequents, as well by disobliging the 
Inhabitants, as provoaking them to Some Secret revenge, if some publick notice, & 
satisfaction be not taken for such rude extravigancies, as we find they have been 
guilty of, 'Tis therefore order'd, that they publickly beg pardon from the persons 
injured & not go to the Mount or S* Thoma this three months, & for their 
offence to the Governm*, that the Ringleader of this broil pay a fine of Fifteen 
Pagodas & the two abetters, each Pag 10 for example, & to make them and others 
more civill and orderly. 

Order'd that Pag £0 be paid Narso &c !l Washermen, for washing the Metchle ■ 
patam Chay goods. 

The R* Hon ble Comp" being very desirous of Bengali goods, & there offering 
a parcell of Bengali Taffaties & Silk Romalls for Sale, & Musters being brought 
to the Councill they were examined & treated about, but the prises being too high, 
wee came to no agreement but the accomptant & Warehouskeeper are order'd 
to compare the prises & goodness with Bengali Invoyces & goods, & report itt 
to the Councill. The Madapollam Long Cloth was also further treated of, but 
could bring the Owner to no agreement. 

Our Instructions to Mess" Chardin & Salvadore read & past as also our 

Letter & Letter of Attorney to our Vakeel Coje Abanus, with Severall Instructions 

to him, & additionall priviledges to bee added to the Mogulls generall Phirmaund. 

Order'd that Pag 1000 bee Sent to Coodaloor for expences of the Factory 

and to repair the Madras Frigat. 

Elih0 Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Feeeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 

Will : Frasek. 
John Stables Sec ry . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 193 



FORT S T . GEORGE, DECEMBER 1087. [g TH .-] 

Rec d a Generall from M 1 ' Nicks &" att Portonovo dated the 3 d Instant inclo- Generaii 
sing one from Trincombar. from Pl)1 ' to " 

o novo. 

Eee d a Letter from M r Milton & M Swynoke att Trincombar dated the p mo better from 
Ins* advising that Cap* Wallis & his Chief Mate were so indisposed that they &ca. lt0n 
were not capable of proceeding on their voyage to Sumatra, and desired to have 
Some others sent to take their charge, they also send an ace* of Stores wanting 
to fix the Madras Frigat. 

Geu lls to Coodaloor & to M 1 ' Milton &c a att Trincombar approved & Signed. 9. 

Genii* to 
Coodalorr & 
Mr. Milton. 

Pag 10000 Sent along with Mess rs Chardin & Salvadore to Gulcondah. p. loooosent 

with Mr. 
Chardin &ca. 

The Delight Robert Mellisb Master arrived from Acheen, who gives an ace 4 of Ship Delight 
the Insurrection of the Natives att Mergen, & their massecring the English there, EnSifhMa^ 
which he heard from Cap* Weltden & M r Samuell White att Acheen, who were secL'd att 
gone to the Gingerlee Coast, and from thence design'd hither. Cap+fwsitdea 

& Mr SaraH 
White eone 
to the Ginger- 
lee Coast. 

Rec d a Letter from Cap* Burton Commander of Ship James, with coppy of his Letter & ca . 
Letter to Cap* Tyler, & a List of what Cordage &c a he took out of Said Tyler's Burton apt 
Ship, & Sent hither upon Ship Delight. 

M r John Davis delivers a paper concerning his going for England, which is Apaperfrom 
enter'd in the Coppy book of Letters received. Daviscon- 

cerning his 
going to 
England. 

Pag° 1000 Sent to Coodaloor p Peons overland. 10 

P. 1C00 sent 
( to Coodaloor. 

Rec d a Gen' 1 from Conimeer dated the 7* 1 ' Ins* advising to have contracted with 11 
their Merchants for an Investment of Pag 20000 on the tearms proposed to them Qenwaiifrom 
formerly to be brought in by the latter end of January, & that the Merchants Anewin- 
offer'd to contract for Pag 60000 more on the Same termes, by the latter end of vestment con- 
June, they Send us copy of their Letter to Cap* Cook Commander of the Royall there. 
James, about his Boat swain, with his & his Officers answer thereto. 

Att a Consultation 

> 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Governour Monday, 

. M" John Gray S e John Biggs 12. 

M" John Littleton M 1 ' Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavull M E Nath ; Higginson 
M K William Fraser. 

Richard Stout a Souldier having made his Petition to go for England but not Richd stout 
having served out his contracted time with the R' Hon ble Comp a Itt is agreed not to ^"^S 8 to 
permit him to go, except he repay the charge the R* Hon ble Comp a were att in land 
Sending him out. LT^tL 

lit Honble 

Compas 

charge. 

Having news this morning from Conjeveron by a Servant of Madana Anta Concerning 
Pontolo, that our old friend Mahobat Cawn was displaced & another appointed jj^jjjl?,* ta 
Governour of this Country, which if true will greatly disorder & endanger our displaced!" 



194 



words of Fort St. George. 



, FORT Sr. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

business, & disappoint our proceedings hitherto therein, but for the safer preser- 
vation of the R* Hon ble Oomp aa money lately sent to Grulcondah, by M r Chardin & 
M 1 ' Salvadore Rodrigues, itt is order' d that a Letter be writ to them, not to 
deliver any of the mony or our Letters, if they find the news true of Mahobat 
Cawns displacement, & being out of favour, & being also reported that Alle Ascur 
Cawn late chosen Seer Lascar of this Country, & the Nabob's intimate friend & 
confident is also displaced, to whom we had intended to have sent M r Freeman 
with our Lettter & a Present, to have engaged his friendship in our affairs with 
the Nabob, which is now thought convenient to be deferred some dayes, till wee 
know the full truth of this report. 

Commission & Instructions to M r Robert Freeman in his Journey & vissit to 
Alle Ascur Cawn Seer Lascar &c il new Govern" read & past. 



M r Nathaniell Higginson late Mintmaster read his Acc ts of the Mint for the 
month of August which were past as followeth. 

The R l Hon 1,le Comp as Gold being 1 Chest 

N° A p the Williamson produced net ... P 31684: 34: 

Ditto for the nett proceed of Oz 32 : 6 Acheen 
Mace being the remainer of Oz. 218 : 06 
from Acheen p Loy 11 Adventure ... ... „ 239: 03: 

Ditto of 727 Acheen Mace poiz Oz 13: Ob: 

12 p ditto Ship „ 98:02:0 

For Mintage duties of particular persons 
Gold coyned this month Pag° 11890 att 
ipCent „ 59:32:3 



* was perused but no answer 
&c* bought and sorted att 



The paper delivered by M 1 ' John Davis the 9 th In 
to bee given till the Cloth be resorted which he 
Coodaloor. 

The Paymaster generall M r Nathaniell Higginson his Accompts for the month 
of October read and past as followeth. 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pag 1 

Charges Generall ... ... ... ... „ 

Charges Diett ... ... ... ... „ 

Charges Extraordinary ... ... ... ,, 

Charges Cattle ... ... ... ... „ 

Charges Merchandise ... ... ... „ 

Acco** ffortifications & Repairs ... ... ,, 

West Coast 

Bengalla ... ... ... ... ... „ 

Tenasseree Expedition ... ... ... „ 



1130: 


30: 


3 


545: 


30: 





483: 


35: 


8 


7: 


27: 





29: 


33: 





45: 


16: 





163: 


21 : 





39: 


33: 





118: 


10: 





4: 


05: 


3 



Pag 



:569: 25: 3 



Journall for 
May. 



Concerning 
the contract 
for a new In- 
vestment att 
Conimeer. 



The Accomptant M r John Gray read his Journall of the Gen 11 Books for the 
month of May last which was past in Councill, & desired to hasten the closure of 
the Books, that they may go home by next Ship. 

Having rec cl Letters from Conimeer advising that they had with much trouble 
& difficulty perswaded their Merchants (notwithstanding the threatned & 
approaching danger to that Country) to contract for an Investment of Twenty 
Thousand Pag° one third part to be paid them in Europe goods, one third in 
Silver & one third in Pagodas, their goods to bee according to or in proportion to 
our List Sent thern, all to bee brought in by the last of January, upon the for- 
feiture of 25 p Cent upon what they shall fall short of their agreement, which 
contract wee look upon as a good service, both from M 1 ' Willcox & the Merchants, 
being in such troublesome dangerous times, that few will adventure upon ti'ade, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 195 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687, 



[12th.] 

till times are more certain & Setled, besides our Joint Stock Merchants have So 
much of their Stocks abroad in the Country upon great hazard, & So much 
indebted in Towne, and such distraction in their Accompts, & disagreement among 
•themselves, which wee doubt will not So Soon bee compos'd, that we may safely 
trust or employ them this year, tho we have and shall endeavour all meanrcs to 
their resettlement. From Conimeer they also propose to bring in goods upon the Mother' 1 '° r 
Same termes, to the am* of Pag 60000 by the fine of June, but having neither investm* att 
order nor money for that, wee cannot yet resolve anything about itt, But do now thTfintfof 7 
agree to Send them Pag 7000 upon the January Investment, & they requiring J° ne - 
Ropes, Twine, & Gunnys for the baleing their goods none being procuveable there, be^Moived ° 
'tis order'd that the Warehouskeeper doe Supply them with what necessary, bv d p° d - 

,, ■ , c , ., r L r J J J P. 7uuu to be 

the next Sea opportunity. BeDt on the 

Jannry Jn- 
vestiu* to 
Conimeer. 
Ropes Twine 
Aca to be 
sent tbeni. 

By a Country Ship lately arrived from Acheen, we rec d Letters from Cap* Concerning 
:Henry Burton, that in pursuance of the late President &c a Commission to him gentry Capt 
against the Mogulls & King of Siam's Subjects, he had Seized a parcel 1 of rigging Burton, 
that were intended for the King of Siam's Service, & bound upon Cap* Tylers ea^^T™" 
Ship to Tenasseree, which letters were delivered to the Judge of the Admiralty to Admiralty. 
be examined & tried in that Court, & that the Storekeeper in the mean time, do t^nd* & per 
take care of Said goods to land & hous them. bouse them. 

The- Bengali Taffaties lately treated about, we are now come to an agreement Bengali Taf- 
upon att Pag 30 p Corge, which wee esteem to be very cheap & little above their |*' ieB a ° reed 
cost in Bengali, the Warehouskeeper is therefore order'd to receive & Chest Tobereceiv- 
them. H ancI cheat " 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry Will: Fraser. 



John Carroon delivers his Petition to be entertain'd Interpreter of the Dutch 
& Portugues Languages as enter'd in the coppy book of Letters rec rt . 

Att a Consultation Extrao 



12, 

A Petition 
by Carroon. 



Present Tuesday 

Elihu Tale Esq e President & Govurnour 
M R John Gray S tt John Biggs 

M B John Littleton M" Robert Freeman 
M" Thomas Wavhll M" Nath Higginson 
M" William Fraser. 

Upon consideration of the late bad news that our good friend Mahobat Cawn £°° sl u de ™- 
is discharo'd from tho Nabobship & Governm* of this Country & many more of our £lo&t 
friends also discarded, which greatly disappoints & frustrates what wee have gj*g**« 
already Hesign'd & done towards the accomodating our difference with the Mogull, p r o posa d'to 
& procuring his Phirmaund, & puts our affairs into a more doubtf all & dangerous Ben,, torti* 
condition then formerly, The President therefore Summon'd the Councill to dis- back . 
rouse [sic] them further thereon, & proposed to them the Sending back for the Pag 



196 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[13th.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 



10000 lately sent with Mous r Chardin &c a to our Vakeel Coje Abanus att Gulcondah, 
being but three dayes on their way thether, since itt might bee in some danger of 
Seizing, by this new alteration in the Govern m* wee having now few friends in 
Court, to plead in our favour. But upon the debate 'twas resolved to lett itt go 
forward to Gulcondah, being so farr on the way, that i'ts return may bee as 
dangerous, But that a Letter be wrot to Mess 1 ' 8 Chardin & Salvadore to keep our 
Letters and money by them till further order, if they find the Nabob turn'd out, & 
our Vakeel hi trouble, otherwise to follow our former orders, And we hope the news 
may not be true, we having no Letter about itt, and possibly itt may bee only a 
Dutch report, design'd to impeed our business, however all possible care is to be 
takeu for our Safety & Security. 

A Generall Letter to Oonimeer read and past accompanying Pag 7000 to carry 
on their new Investment. 



The Ware- 
houskeeper 
to sort itt. 
Brown Sal- 
lamporeB to 
he wasb't. 



A Letter to Mess 1 ' 8 Chardin & Salvadore to Secure our Letters & mony as 
privatly as possibly, till they knew the certain news of Gulcondah, and how our 
Interest Stood there. 

Also a Letter to our Vakeel Coje Abanus, advising the news we hear, which if 
true, that he apply himself, to the Succeeding Nabob, about our business, or Some 
other person, that is capable of procuring a Phirmaund 

The Madapollam Long Cloth & Sallampores, lately treated about the price, 
was now agreed upon Viz 4 . 



Long Cloth brown according to the Musters 
now made. 

Long Cloth white togeather 
Sallampores brown 



N° A att P 2U p Corge 
N° B att P 20^ p Corge 
N° C att P 18- p Corge 
N° A att P 10i p Corge 
N° B att P 9ip Corge 



but could perswade the Owners by no meanes to take off any goods, 'tis therefore 
order'd that the Warehouskeeper do Sort itt, embaleing the brown & white Long 
Cloth, but to put the browne Sallampores to washing & that after 'tis Sorted the 
Accompt bee made up and paid for. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

r. f freeman. 

Tho ; Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Staeles Sec ry . AVill : Feasee. 



14. 

Adventure 
from Aclieen. 



The Adventure Thomas Hickes Master arrived from Acheen. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Elihu Yale Esq.* President & Goveenoue 
M E John Geay S e John Biggs 

M K John Littleton M R Robert Freeman 
M K Thomas Wavell M R Nath Higginson 
M B William Fraser. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 



197 



EORT ST- GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

The Land Customer M r William Fraser his Book of 
November read and past as folio weth. 

LandCustome ... ... ... ... Pag 



Weighers duty 
Choultry Custome ... 
Measurers duty 
Bauksall Toll 
Botica rents 
Registring of Slaves 
Registring of houses 
Garden rents beiug five 
License money 



icco** s for tl 


23: 


10: 67 


1 : 


07: 90 


23: 


01: 28 


48: 


32: 15 


— : 


01: — 


49: 


13 : 87 


— : 


: 18: — 


3: 


20: — 


4: 


IS: — 


26: 


— : — 



[15th.] 



HUTS :icrl 



Pag 180: 14: 87 



Having advice from Trincombar that Cap* Wallis & his Mate "were So ill, that 
they were uncapable of proceeding on their voyage to Sumatra, & desired by 
M r Milton &■ M 1 Swynoke that -wee will Send Some persons to Supply their places, 
and Capt nt ' John Spencer having been formerly thar. voyage, & well experienced 
on that Coast, also one William Penniston recommended to us for a Sober ingeni- 
ous man, they were Sent for, and offered the Said employments, Viz* Cap* John 
Spencer to be Commander att Pag 12 p month, and William Penniston Chief Mate 
att Pag 8 p month, and that they make all possible hast thether, for which the 
Paymaster is order'd either to hire or buy a Boat, as well for that Service, as to 
transport our Gunnys, Ropes and Twine to Conimeer, and to return either with 
Bales from CoodaJoor, or Chen am from Conimeer. That they bring the Ship as 
Soon as possibly they can from Trincombar to Portonovo, where she may bee 
better and cheaper fitted. 



Capt Wallis 
& hie Hate 
Sick. 

Capt Spencer 
to be sent 
Comdr. 
William Pen- 
niston to be 
Mate. 



What pay 

allowed 

them. 

A Boat to be 

bought or 

hired. 

Ship to be 

brought from 

Trincombar 

to Portonovo. 



John Thomas being uncapable of any Service, by his distraction & very 
troublesome to the Town, Itt is order'd according to his desire that he have leave to 
go for England, upon the first Ship, where there is more hopes of having meanes for 
his recovery, & that M 1 ' John Caroon do officiate that employment as formerly he 
did att P 6 p month. 

There being yet Severall Ingotts of Eager Gold which cannot bee coyned, till 
they be refin'd or toughned and the Assay Master M r Johnson having tried 
Severall experiments, which proveiug unsuccesfull, and declaring he can do no 
rqore upon them, for want of English Charcoal, 'tis therefore order'd that no more 
time may bee lost in their Coynage, that the Braininees do burn them as formerly, 
tho there is much trouble & Some loss thereby. 

Elihu Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffreeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



Leave given 
John Thomas 
to go for 
England. 
John Caroon 
to be Inter- 
preter. 

Concerning 
the Eager 
Gold in In- 
gotts. Mr 
Johnson nan 
do nothing 
upon them. 
The Brami- 
nees to burn 
them as 
formerly. 



Att a. Consultation 
Present 
Eliht Yale Esq/ President & Governour 
M E John Gray S" John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M B Thomas Wavell M E Nath Higginson 

M R William Fraser. 



50 



Monday 
19. 



198 



Records of Fort St. George. 



[19th.] 



Concerning 
Siam goods 
in Mr Lucas 
his hands. 
Mr Lncas 
sent for & an 
Attachment 
made. 

Offers to de- 
pose upon 
oath that he 
has none in 
his hands. 
Mr Littleton 
notbeingable 
as yet to re- 
concile the 
Joint Stock 
Mercts. 
Mr Freeman 
& Mr. Fraser 
to join their 
endeavours 
with him. 
To employ- 
other Mor- 
chts if not 
do no sud- 
denly. 
The Mer- 
chts not to 
bee trusted. 
Mr. Moody 
intending 
for the 
West Coast. 
Mr. Trough- 
ton to be 
Steward. 



■FORT fir. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687.- 



A Gen 11 to Surat dated this day giving an ace* of the affairs in these parts & 
Bengali read & past, to be Sent by a Country Ship bound thether. 

Itt being reported that M r Thomas Lucas had considerable effects in his handa, 
belonging to the King of Siam, or his creature Phaulkon, and considering the Warr 
wee have and are like to continue with them for the great debt they owe the R* 
Hon ble Comp a M r Lucas was sent for, and an Attachment in their name Serv'd 
upon him, after which, being examined about itt, declared that he now had nothing 
by him, that belonged to that King or his Subjects, and offerr'd to be deposed 
thereon, but he was desired to consider well of itt, and that he Should bee further 
examin'd upon his Oath in Court, being a business belonging to the Admiralty. 

M 1 '. John Littleton having been order'd to assist the Joint Stock Merchants 
in accommodating their disputes and differences in their accompts, but having had 
no Success therein, 'tis order'd that M r Freeman & M r Fraser do joyn their endea- 
vours with him to reconcile them & their Stock, & to acquaint them, that if they 
conclude not Suddenly, that wee shall either employ other Merchants, or put up 
Bills, for all persons to bring in goods for the Company that will, and that wee 
shall buy them att the best rates wee can agree for, Since wee cannot Safely trust 
our Merchants till they are agreed, and have cleered their Debts in Town. 



M r Ambrose Moody intending for the West Coast, 'tis order'd that he may 
have time to fitt himself for the voyage, and that he delivers up his Stewardship 
to M r Troughton, the former Steward, who was order'd to bee as carefull and 
frugall as possible in his employment & charge. 

Blihtj Yale. 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffeeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec rv . Will : Feasee. 



20. 

Generall 
from Con 



Generall 
from Cooda- 
loor. 



Wensday 
21. 



Rec d a Generall from Conimeer dated the 17 th Instant advising the receipt of 
the Seven Thousand Pagodas, and of the troubles likely to come upon them, and 
desire Twenty Souldiers to be Sent them, and Tenn or Twelve Small Gunns te 
mount in their Factory, for their Security, the Country being in such confusion, 
they cannot have a better oppertunity or pretence to do itt. 

Rec d a Gen 11 from Coodaloor dated 16 th Ins* advising that the Country was 
in great troubles, & were apprehensive of the danger, by Harja Raja's difference 
with Cashua Pontolo, & coming to reside in Tivenapatam ffort, desiring Some 
Souldiers to bee sent them to secure the R* Hon ble Comp aB concernes, they send us 
their Diary, Consultations & Ace* Cash for Nov 1 ' & Pursers Ace* for Octo r & 
Novemb 1 '. 

Att a Consultation Exteao. 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq, 1 '' Peesident & Goveenoue 
M R John Gray S s John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M k Robeet Feeeman 
M k Thomas Wavell M k Nath Higginson 
M K William Feasee. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 1^9 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. [21 ST.] 



Troubles en- 
orease there, 
likely to be 
much clanger. 
Rovall James 



Being advis'd by a Generall Letter from the Chief &c ,l of Coodaloor of the 16 th Bales ready 
'Instant, that they were in a good forwardness in their Investment, having a con- att 
siderable number of Bales in readiness, & that the troubles in the Country greatly 
enoreast, as -well from their civill devissions, as their expectation of & preparation 
to oppose the Mogulls approaching forces, & that Maha Raja, Vice Roy or Chief 
Subidar of that Country, was Suddenly intended with his Army to ffortify & 
camp att Tivenipatam ffort, by the Seaside, & within four miles of Coodaloor, to be Sent to 
which will unavoidably create them much danger and trouble, between them & the bales. 1 " 
Mogulls ff orces, in consideration - whereof ' tis agreed & order'd that the Royall 
James (being still att Conimeer, & the Winds & Currants against her coming 
hither) bee order'd to Coodaloor & Portonovo, to take in their Bales, as well to 
prevent the danger may ensue, as to bring them hither to lade for England, wee 
having not sufficient here in readiness for a lading for her, or any of the great 
Ships, we daily expect from the Bay, besides that being so small a distance from 
Conimeer, 'twill not as the Monsoon now is, detard her return hither above ten 
dayes, they also desiring Souldiers & money for the defence & maintenance of the 
place, 'tis order'd that twenty Souldiers & Pag 1000 be Sent them, & that 20 & pToooto 
Souldiers be also Sent to Conimeer, they desiring itt, for the Same reasons, & that b ° & ent the - 
they all go upon a Country boat the Paymaster is order'd to hier for transport of 2o e s'ouidiers 
Stores they desire for the Madras Frigat att Trincombar, & that Cap* Spencer & t i ? o c .° n 1 j m e I ! ^ ■ 
his Mate do embarque thereon, But that before the Royall James's departure they the Ooturtry 
lade their goods &c a from Conimeer upon her, according to our Severall Letters |i oat - 

° i ' o Oaptbpeucer 

nOW Writ VIZ . & his Mate 

also. 

Generall Letters to Coodaloor, Conimeer, Trincombar, & to Cap* Richard gg° e 5 ™, 1 1 w '" 
Cooke read and past. places. 

Elihtj Yale. 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffreeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
■ John Stables Sec ry Will : Fraser. 



Pag 1000 Sent to Coodaloor p Peons overland. 

Rec cl a Letter from Sangana, Antona & Madana AntaPontolo att Conjeveron, 
tp the President, complaining that wee held a correspondance with Maha Raja, by 
having four Comawars in his Camp. 



21. 

P 1000 Sent 
to Coodaloor. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Letter from 
Sangana &oa. 



Elihtj Yale Esq* President & Governour 

M B John Gray S e John Biggs Thursday 

M E John Littleton M e y 22 - 

M R M K Nath Higginson 

M E William Fraser. 

Order'd that Pag 630 be paid Kitte Narrand for 21 Corge of Bengali Taffaties, Bengali Taffa- 
att Pag 30 p Corge, & Pag° 243 : fa 02 for 175 peeces Tonqueen book Pelongs att J^"™" 
Dollars 2| p p s the Dollar cast up att 20 fanams, both parcells bought of him & to be paid 
delivered upon the R* Hon 0,e Companies accompt. 



longs 



to defray Charges Garrison &c a 



paid Mr. H ig. 
giasDn. 



200 



Records of Fort St. George. 



1_22nd] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687, 



Jarrs of 
China Ginger 
ofl'errd to 
sale. 

The War- 
housekeeper 
to view them. 
Judgnit 
agaiiiBt Mr. 
Orda estate 
presented to 
this Council]. 

Order'd to 
be paid. 



Concerning 
Lingapa'e 
banksall 
near the 
Garrison. 



A Larg 
Strong build- 
ing. 

easily made 
a ft'ortifica- 
tion against 

Avaldar of 
Puliimelee 
privatly 
treated with 
about itt. 
Given to the 
Govern' 
for Pago 60. 
Cost twenty 
times as 
much. 
the danger 
of making itt 
a Garrison 
removed. 
Concerning , 
Saugana's 
&ca letter. 
To be Sharply 
answered. 



M r John Styleruan having acquainted us that he had a parcell of preserved 
China Ginger, in Jarrs, which he offers the R,* Hon 1 ' 1 " Company att Pag 10 p pair,, 
but not knowing the Size & quallity of them the Warekouskeeper is order'd to 
view them, & enquire into their valine, and report itt to the Councill. 

There having been lately some mony belonging to the estate of M. r Ralph Ord 
deceased att Priaman, paid into the R* Hon ble Comp ab Cash, which being Attached 
in our Court of Admiralty att the Suit of Cap c John Tyler Judgment was given 
against the Said Ralph Ords estate, which Judgement being presented to this 
Councill by the Judge amounting to R lls f 825J Itt is order'd that the Same be 
calculated into Pag att price Currant (which amounts to Pag 434 : 17 : 1 Court 
ffees Pag JO) & paid accordingly. 

Lingapa late Seer Lascar of this Country having often endeavoured to put 
an Avaldar upon this Town, and to impose a Custome for the Dnan, but being 
Successless therein, he about three years past orders the building a Banksall 
within a mile of the Fort, intending there to stop all Grain & other goods to pay 
them Juncan, before they would permit them to come into Town, but Lingapa 
happily leaving this world, before the finishing his ill designe or the Banksall, itt 
has Since layn neglected, after a great espence, & forwardness, being brought up 
about ten foot from the ground, & a large Strong building near 100 foot square, 
built most part with Iron Stone, & a Strong double wall, that might bee soon 
made a good ft'ortification against us, in consideration of which & the trouble- 
some times that threaten us, the Governour privatly treated with the Avaldar 
of Pullimalee about buying the Said building of him, who after Some time and 
much perswasion & being likely to be turn'd out of his Governm* was prevailed 
with to dispose, or rather give the Same to the Governour, for Pag 60 th6 by 
calculation of our bricklayers itt could not cost less then twenty times as much, 
whereby wee have removed the danger of too near a Garrison, or att least a trouble- 
some Country Custome house hoping no trouble will ensue thereon. 



Sangana, Antona &c" having wrot the Governour a Quarilous Letter com- 
plaining that wee held a correspond ance with Maha Raja in the Chingee Country 
against the Mogull, which being a falce report, or pretence 'tis agreed that their 
Letter be Sharply answered, which was accordingly read and past. 

Elihtj Tale. 

John Gray. « 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R. Ffkeeman. 

Tho : Wavell. 

Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Feasee. 



Coppy of tho 
Judgmt 
against 
Mr Ealph 
Orel's estate. 



Decemb 1 ' 12, 1687 John Tyler pP comp cl against the moneys &c & of Grace 

Ord in the R* Hon ble Comp ;is Cash Def. 

Dec r 16, Judgment granted for Eight hundred Twenty five Dollars & a half the 
pk having fully proved now & formerly his Bill, & the Said Summe being found 
due to him, upon reference to the Justice Assistants, when the Action was laid 
against the Said estate in M 1 ' Wavells hands, but the Cash not lying then there, 
the Said Judgment & reference was hereby confirmed, against the Said 
estate, in the R* Hon ble Comp 3 * Cash. 

Vera Copia. Ed : Teedceoft- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 201 



FORT St. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. r 2 2 N D 1 

Pa. ff. c. 
The Judgm* being R Ils £ g 2 51 cast up at t 

19 $p Pag is 434:17: — 

The Costs of Suit in the Said Action 10: — : — 



in all Pag 444 : 17 



Salvo Errore. 

J. Biggs. 

M 1 ' Rodrigaes acquaints the President that M r do Porto had rec a a 22. 
Letter from his brother att Surat, dated 22 th Sept 1 ' last, wherin he advises that the English con- 
English that were left there, were confined, & that three great English Ships rode gn' r t t att 
in that Road, had taken Seven Ships belonging to the Moors, & had some dispute seven Moors 
with the Dutch Ships about carrying prize goods. ' f h h j r p e 8 taken 

The Curtana Frigat Cap* Anthony Weltden Commander arrived here from 25. 
Mergen, & the Cap* delivers a Generall Letter from M r Samuell White dated g^ rta °f 
yesterday, wherein he advises that upon Some urgent occations he had made a Stop iMefgen™™ 
att Palliacat for Some dayes, but would be here with all possible Speed. Mr^amii™ 

White. 

he stopt att 

Palliacat. 

Reported that the great Turk had writ a Letter to the Persian King Great Turk 
acquainting him, how hee was prest upon by the Christians, desiring his assistance b re t ne npon 
to Support the Mahomitan Religion, of which itt is Said he has given the great Christians. 
Mogull an accomp*, which has much exasperated him against all Christians. M erateci exaS " 

against all 

Atp a Consultation christians. 

Present 

Elihu Yale Esq e President & Governour Mundat 

M E - John Gray S r - John Biggs 26 

M B - John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M K - Thomas Wavell M e - Nath Higginson 
M E - William Fraser. 

Cap' Anthony Weltden Commander of the Curtana Frigat arriveing yesterday Capt Weit- 
from Tenassery, was Sent for to give an acc f of his voyage, & the discharge of his fo riWan ed 
Commission upon that expedition who desired time till next Consultation day, to acct of hia 
transcribe his Diary, which should give us a full & faithfull ace' of all transactions De'sifes' tin 
therin, which th6 lamentably unsuccessful!, by the trecherous insurrection of the next Consuit- 
Natives, yet no fault of his, having punctually discharg'd his duty, he also transcribe* 
acquainted us that he had been att the Island of Negrais, and exactly Survey'd its h" Diary. 
Scituation & conveniency, & found itt so advantagious a place, for the R* Hon ble ascription of 
Comp as Settlement, fitting & Safeguard of Shipping that he took posession thereof Negraes. 
for them, in the King of Englands name & behalf, raising a Standard with his 
Majesties Coulors, and an Inscription on a plate of Tinn to that purpose, burning 
Severall Hutts, & a peece of Timber carved with Siam Characters, which the 
Syamers had left there, in token of posession, & right to the place, his discription 
thereof was also desired & promised, as also of the Niccambar Islands, where he A i s0 cf the 
had spent some time, & brought a Spanish Priest thence, with his observations Niccambar 
upon the people & place, leaving, another behind, Sent thether to convert the l8lands - 
ignorant Inhabitants, he also toucht att Acheen & came thence in company with 
M r Samuell White on Ship Resolution, their first Anchoring on this Coast being 
att Madapollam, where they stayed 4 or 5 dayes, & in their way hither left 
M r White & his Ship on Some business att Palliacat, who wrot us a Generall Letter Mr White 

left att Pal- 
liacat. 

51 



202 Records of Fort St. 



[26th.] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687.- 



intond 3 to there, that he intended in few dayes to come hither, in obedience to his Majesties 
come hither Proclamation, & the R* Hon hle Clomp 3 * commands, which he had Strictly observed 
d°yes eW upon their first publication att Mergen, & should readily contribute, his best 

advice & Service upon any occation we should require itt. 
Consideration And the Curtana being well man'd & fitted, & itt growing lata and no Ship 

theTifr'tana yet arrived from the Bay or the Southward, & not knowing when they will, or 
to England fi ow fitt they may bee, to bee dispatch't with advices to England, which by the 
or discharge man y ^ a( j c i rcamg tances wee are under, is of great consequence & necessity to bee 

sent home, Itt was therefore propos'd to the Council!, whether we Should lade & 

Send the Curtana now for England, or discharge her from the R* Hon b,e Comp as 
Resolved to Service, which upon debate, 'twas resolved to discharge her this day from Service 
tw° h day? tr & demorage in consideration of the charge of her Tonnage, which would be 

wanting on another Ship whose freight must bee paid, whether we lade or not, the 
The Royaii Royall James being Suddenly expected from Coodaloor, and Severall others in few 
shiTfrornlhe dayes from the Bay, Cap* Weltden was acquainted that the R* Hon ble Comp a had 
Bay expected. no further occation att present for his Ship, & that he was free to trade in the 
acquainted en Country, according to their License given him, & 'tis order'd that the Book 
that we had keeper, do make up the ace* of her demorage &c tl and that itt bee paid accord- 
occatio^for inglyj as also the late President &c as obligation to the Capt ne for Pag 2000 taken 
his ship. of him att Intrest for the R* Hon bk> Comp as accompt. 

Book Keeper x l 

to make up 

his acct of 

Demorage 

4ca. 

P 2000 taken 

of Capt 

Weltdon att 

Intrest to be 

paid. 

Mr Fauiking- John Faulkingham arriving also upon the Curtana was sent for and repre- 

hende^for bended for his leaving the place, without license, with intentions to carry 
leaving the contraband goods to our enemies att Siam or Tenasseree, w cb he possitivly denied 
hisltswer to nave been his intentions, but the Rigging being th« Ships stock, he only 
thereto. carried itt to Acheen for Sale, & that he knew nothing of our order to demand 



The business 
of the Rigg- 



him back, till he Saw itt att Acheen assuring us of his faithfull & ready obedience 
to the R* Hon ble Comp as Service, but the business of the Rigging concerning the 
_ to be"° Court of Admiralty being Seiz'd & Sent hither, from Acheen, 'tis referr'd to the 
by a the n Admi- Jucl g & ° a to examine & decide in that Court. 

ralty. 

f r o-?° e B a in -^ r -Armiger Gostlin Master of Sloop James was also examined about her loss 

relation of att Mergun, & was orderd to give us a full & true relation thereof in writing. 

loosing his 

Sloop att 

Mergen. ' 

Concerning Doctor Plummer & Thomas Constable having laden upon freight on the 

toef&^ir™ Royall James when att Trimlevas, Severall Sorts of Grain to the amount of Pag 

Constables 970 : 15 Trincombar fanams, as p Invoyce, & often complaining that the Ship • 

RoTaiUames contrary to their agreement had been detarded in her voyage, hither, upon Severall 

occations of the R* Hon ble Comp ns to their great loss and disappointment, desiring 

Satisfaction for the Same, In consideration whereof, and the Scarcity of Grain 

here, and our great want of itt for Stores for the Garrison, these troublesome 

said Grain to dangerous times, 'tis agreed that we buy the Said Grain of them, for the R* Hon ble 

themfor the Companies accompt, allowing them Ten p CeBt advance upon their Invoyce in 

Rt Honble consideration of their trouble, and the long time they have been out of their 

Compas acot. 

money, 
p^atam 4 The Accomptant is order'd to make up the Metchlepatam and Madapollam 

Madapoiiam Merchants accompts in their Books, & that the ballance, be paid to M r Robert 
amfto\o Freeman, whom they have authorized to receive itt for them. 

made up. 
Ballance to 
be paid Mr. 
Freeman. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1687. 203 

FORT St. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687, [26th.] 

M r Littleton having examined M v Styleman's green Ginger as order'd, reports Gr ? en b 0in ? e t r 
itt to bee good and cheap and is order'd to buy itt for the R* Hon ble Comp as 
accompt. 

Having advices from the Maretta Camp, Conjeveron & Oheclecu[tt] & other Concerning 
places, that the Savag^e forces in the Lhingee Country under command of Maha ^J^^' 5 
Raja, were upon their march with 2000 horse and 5000 foot, with great numbers 
of Pioneers & Scaleing Ladders, & that they had plnnder'd and taken Severall 
Towns next them, belonging lately to the King of Gulcondah, and that on Satterday Piunderd & 
night, they assaulted and took Accara Fort, from the Mogulls forces, kil'd the Towne^ 6 ™* 11 
Governour and most of the Peons that defended itt, posessing themselves thereof, Taken Acoara 
which has so allarm'd the Country, that most of the Inhabitants, have left Conje- ^^° the 
veron & the other great Townes, to Secure their persons & estates, from their forces. 
violence, 'tis also rumour'd that they intend hither for plunder too, and there being ^ a c ^ nts 
Some danger thereof, he being within Six Leagues of us, and may by night Surprise veron &ca. 
the out Town, with his light Horsemen, 'Tis agreed and order'd that all the good f^hey 
Souldiers & Peons procurable bee entertain'd, for the Safety of the Fort and Town, intend hither 
having no more then about 300 Souldiers & 350 Peons, which are not half enough J,"^™*' - 
to keep our Guards well, and ply our great Gunns. leagues of us. 

KriTTiT Yin? Souldiers* 

ftLlHU I ALE. Peons to be 

JOHN GfiAY. entertain'd. 

T "Rtppci Souldiers & 

. J5IGGS. Peons in tha 

John Littleton. Fort 

R. Ffeeeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . W ll : Fraser. 

27 



ees come 
lto Town. 



Severall great Braminees with their families came into Town from Con jeveron, 
tn Secure their persons and estates, from Maha Raja's Army that was plundring 
near that place, who desired to give the President a vissitt, but he excused itt, as 
well to prevent the charge of Tasherifing them & the nois itt would make in the 
Country, and thereby possibly disoblige the Mogull or Sevagee. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Bliho 5Tale Esq E President & Governour 29 

M K John Gray S e John Biggs 

M R John Littleton M e Robert Freeman 
M R Thomas Wavell M k 

M R William Fraser. 
The Storekeeper M r Thomas Wavell his accompt of Stores bought Sold and j^ e { k e r eper 
expended for the month of November read and past. November. 

The Accomptant M r John Gray read the Journall of the Gen 11 books for part Journal! for 
of May & the months of June & July, which was past in Councill. June & July " 

The Book keeper having made up the^ Accompt of Grain bought of Docf Acctof 
Plummer & M r Constable allowing 10 p Cent advance on Invoyce amounts to Pag ®™ iamade 
10(37 : 25 which is order'd to bee paid them. Order'd to 

bee paid for. 

Hee is also order'd to make up the Accompt of China goods bought of the Acctof china 
Owners of Pink Saphir &c !l in 1684 and that Satisfaction bee required from them, ^ e 9 ^ obe 
according to the R* Hon' ,le Companies demands. Satisfaction 

Elihu Yale. tobe .„ 

John Gray. 

J. Biggs. 

John Littleton. 

R : Ffreeman. 

Tho: Wavell, 
• Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Fraser. 



required. 



204 Records of Fort St. George. 

[29™.] FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1687. 

Armiger Gostlin delivers a paper giving an ace* of the fight att Mergen. 

Licenses for Selling Liquors by retail to be Signed by S r John Biggs. 

James Harding required to give the accompt of what may be to the R* Hon bl8 
Companies advantage here, and in the Bay of Bengali to which he answered, he 
would draw up what should be Satisfactory to his R* Hon bIe Masters, the President 
then told him, if he would give any thing to purpose, he would reward him for 
itt. 

Sevagee's taking Arkar Fort, whereupon the Governour newform'd the Com- 
panies of Souldiers, and Peons, doubling the out Guards, ordring a Strict watch 
to bee kept, and that no arm'd Strangers be permitted to come into Town before 
examination, the Gunner vva[s] also order'd to have all our great Gunns clear, 
and in readiness, and that he fitt up the Mortar peeces, Granadoes &c a and that 
his Mates bee posted on each Point, and three field peeces be placed att the out 
Town Gates, to prevent a Surprize. 



Fort S*. George, the of 1687. 

To Cap* 

Com dr of 

Whereas you have rec d his Maj tie3 Commission authorizing & impowering you,, 
to be aiding & assisting to the R* Hon ble Bast India Comp" in these parts, in 
making warr upon the Mogul], & such as shall assist him, & to do all acts of 
hostillity as is usuall in times of warr, & further to observe & follow such orders 
as you shall from time to time, receive from the Said East India Comp a their 
Generall, President, Agents & Councills in the East Indies, or the Commander-in- 
chief, of their forces there, & whereas also you have now received our dispatch,, 
for of even date with these presents, Wee the President & Council! 

of Fort S' George, for the affairs of the Said R b Hon ble East India Cornp a do order 
& require you, that if any where in this your present voyage, (either going or re- 
turning) you meet with any of the Moors Ships or Vessells (from Bengali, SuraV, 
the South Seas, Acheen &c !l places) that belong to any of the Mogulls Subjects, or 
the King of Siams Ships, (because they have embargued the R l Hon ble Comp as estate 
there, & many other damages the said R* Hon ble Comp a have rec d from the King of 
Siams chief Minister of State) you do take & Seize them, or any of them, & bring 
the Said Ships (so taken) into this Road, to be lawfully condemn'd by the Judge of 
the Admiralty Court here. 

If you meet with any forreign Ship or Vessell (besides what you are order'd 
before to make prize of) you must send aboard her some person (for whose civill 
deportment you will bee responsible) to See if there be any of his Maj ties Subjects 
on board her contrary to his Majestys Proclamation, (herewith delivei'ed you) for- 
bidding any of his Majesties Subjects, to Serve any forreign Prince or State, & Such 
a3 Shall be found you are to cause to be taken forth, & to compell the Master or 
Commander, of the Ship (in which they shall be found) to pay them all Such wages 
as shall be due to them, for the time they have served, which as itt may be a 
meanes to make his Majestys Subjects discover themselves, when they are on 
board Strangers Ships, so itt will also make forreigners less apt to entertain them. 

* Note. — This and the aooompanying forms referred to in Consultations, dated 28* February & 3rd March. 1687, 
have been taken from Public Consultations, Vol. XII, pages 125—131. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 205 



You are also to Search any private man of Warr, or other Suspitious Ships, 



Form of i 



to be given 
to those that 
have reod. his 
Majties 
Commission. 



whether they are his Majesties Subjects (or Forreigners of this Country) and in Commission 

case you shall find aboard them, any English goods, Armes, Provissions for Warr, or 

Victualls, to make Strict enquiry from whence they had the Same, & in case a 

good ace* be not given thereof, or that you shall have just cause, to Suspect the 

Same was taken, from Some of his Majesties Subjects, you are then to bring the 

Said Vessell hither, as aforesaid, to be proceeded against, according to their 

demerrits. 

And if you meet with any Ship or Vessell, (whether they are his Majesties 
Subjects, or fforreigners of this Country) that have not an English Pass from 
Some of the R l Hon ble Comp as Presidents Agents or Chiefs, (unless they belong to 
any European Nation, & have their Pass) or any Europe Ships (besides ours) that 
have no Pass of their own (or other papers to clear the Suspition of their being 
Pirats) then bring them hither, (taking great care that nothing of their Cargo 
be deminisht) to be kept here till we have Sufficient Testimony to whom they do 
belong, but when you find any such Ships or Vessells, to have the premention'd 
Pass, you are not to molest them in any kind, and what elce you have further in 
Commission from his Majesty, you must be Sure punctually to observe, & for your 
encouragment, we have herewith delivered you, a coppy of an Order of Court, 
by the ft* Hon ble East India Comp a dated the 20 th Jan ry 1685, which we would 
have you publish aboard your Ship, that yourself & all your Ships Company, may 
bee encouraged thereby, to behave yourselves valliantly for the honour of our King 
& Nation, & So we wish all Success to your undertakings & remain 

Your very loving friends 
W. G., E. Y., T. L., J. N., J. L., J. G., T. W., N. H., J. C. 



mmission. 



Commission given by us the President & Councill of Fort S*. George (for Form of a 
affairs of R* Hon ,),e English East India Comp a ) to Cap 1 .... Com der Commission 

,. ° J L to be given to 

Ot . . . . those that 

have not 

Wee do hereby Commissionate you, & Strictly give you in charge (by virtue reod Ms 
of the Kings Majesties Royall Charter to the R* IIon ble English East India o^mmu 
Comp a & the power that is derived to us from them) that you take & Seize, 
(wherever you meet with them) any of the Moors Ships (from Bengali or Surat, or 
belonging to any of the Mogulls Subjects) or the King of Siam (because he has 
embargu'd the said R* Hon ble Comp as estate there, & many other injuries & 
damages have been done them, by the Chief Minister of State there) & you are to 
bring the Said Ships (so taken) to this place, to be lawfully condemn'd by the 
Judge of the Admiralty Court here. 

If you meet with any forreign Ship or Vessell, you must send aboard her 
Some person, (for whose civill deportment you will bee responsible) to See if there 
be any of his Majesties Subjects on board her contrary to his Majesties Procla- 
mation, forbidding any of his Majesties Subjects, to Serve any Forreign Prince or 
State, & such as shall be found, you are to cause to be taken forth, & to compell 
the Master or Commander of the Ship (in which they shall be found) to pay them 
all Such wages, as shall be due to them, for the time they have Served, which as 
itt may bee a meanes to make his Majesties Subjects discover themselves, when 
they are on board Strangers Ships, So itt will also make forreigners less apt to 
entertain them. 

Note. — This and the accompanying forms referred to in Consultations, dated 28th February &3'> March 1687, 
have been taken from Public Consultations, Vol. XII, pages 125— J31. 

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206 Records of Fort St. George. 



You are also to Search any private man of Warr, whether they bee his 
Majesties or forreigners, & in case you shall find aboard them, any English goods,, 
Armes, Provissions for Warr, or Victualls, to make Strict enquiry from whence 
they had the Same & in case a good ace* be not given thereof, or that you shall 
have just cause to suspect the Same was taken from Some of his Majestys Subjects,, 
you are to briug the Vessell hither, to bee proceeded against according to their 
demerrits. 

And if you meet with any Ship or Vessell, (whether they are his Majesties' 
Subjects or forreigners of this Country) that have not an English Pass, from Some 
of the R* Hon ble Comp as Presidents, Agents or Chiefs, (unless they belong to any 
European Nation, & have their Pass) or any European Ships (besides ours) that 
have no Pass of their own (or other papers to clear their Suspition, of being. 
Pirates) then bring them to this place, (taking great care that nothing of their 
Cargo be deminisht) to be kept in out* posession, till we have Sufficient Testimony, 
to whom they belong, but when you find any such Ship or Vessell, to have the 
prementioned Pass, you are not to molest them in any kind. 

When you take any prize, be Sure to make dilligent search for all papers,, 
which lett be Sealed up, to be delivered to the Judge of the Admiralty Court 
here, & bring also three or four of the Cheif of the Company of Said Ship, to be- 
produced before the Said Judge of the Admiralty, that full examination may be had 
therupon, touching the Interest in or property of Said Ship, Vessell and goods 
taken, & take great care, that none of the prize goods bee imbezled, the tenth part 
thereof, being to be paid to his Majesty being the right of the High Admirall of 
England, & therefore lett every thing be put under Hatches, & Lockt up, & what 
will be then due to yourself, & Such Officers & Sean en, as Shall behave themselves 
valliantly towards the Enemy, & dutifull towards their Superiour Officers, will be 
punctually complied with, according to an order of Court, by the E* Hon bl8 
East India Company dated the 20 th January 1685, as to that particular, and many 
other encouragments, & the Owners of your Ship Shall bee reimburst if she shall 
be lost in fight, or receive any damage in her Masts, Sailes, Yards, or Hull, or 
any other way, & th]s Commission is to continue in force, during your present 
voyage, according to your dispatch, from your Owners or imployers, for 'which 
time we appoint you to wear his Majesties Coulors, So wish you good Success, 
dating these Presents in Fort St. George the day of Anno Dom 

One Thousand Six hundred Eighty & Seven according to the computation of the" 
Church of England. 

W. G., E. Y. 5 T. L., J. N., J. L., J. G., T. W., N. H., J. C. 

* Note. — This and the accompanying form referred to in Consultations, dated 28th February & 3rd March 1687,- 
have been taken from Public Consultations, Vol. XII, pages 125 — 131. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 207 

Know all men by these Presents that I of Fort S\ George Form of a 

Madraspatnam, am held and firmly bound unto the Governour & Company ^enbV" 9 

of Merchants of London tradin[g] into the East Indies, & to their Successors, in freemen. 
the Summe of Two Thous[andJ Pagodas new of Madraspatnam aforesaid to be 
paid to William Gyfford Esq r , President Governour & Councill, of Fort S* George 
aforesaid & to their Successors, to the which payment well & truly to [be] made 
& done, I bind myself, my Heires, Executors, & Administrators] firmly by these 
Presents, Sealed with my Seal, dated the day of and in the year 

of the reign of o[ur] Sovereign Lord James the Second, by the Grace of God King 
[of] England & ca . 

The Condition of this Obligation is Such that if t[he] above bounden 
shall within one whole year or a year & a half att furthest, next ensuing the 
date hereof come and keep house, or reside with his family att Fort S* George 
upon the Coast of Choromandell, or in Some other of the R' Hon ble English East 
India Comp as ffortified Townes & places in the East Indies, & there pay Scott & 
Lott to the Said R* Hon ble Comp" as Lords proprietors & protectors of said 
places, under his Majesty, & give constant & due obedience to all their Rules & 
Orders & to their respective Presidents, Agents, Chiefs & Councills, or Shall 
faithfully Serve the Said R* Hon ble Comp a & their Assignes in India or their 
Servants to whom they give liberty of trade in those parts, & shall continue so to 
do, till he make itt his request to go for England, or to live as a freeman, att any 
of the places abovemention'd, <fe also if during the whole time of his abode in India, 
he shall own no other protection then that of the Said R* Hon blc Comp a & imbrace 
none of the Moguls or other forreign Princes Service, without the Speciall leave of 
the Said R* Hon ble Comp a or their Assignes, nor have any trade or commerce 
with any people called Interlopers, nor with any Nation whatsoever, that are 
Enemies to the Said R* Hon ble Comp a nor att any time hereafter go to any of the 
Ports of their Said Enemies, nor trade in any goods or commodities, which now 
are, or hereafter shall be prohibited by the Said R* Hon ble Comp a or their 
Assignes, then this present Obligation to be void & of noe effect, otherwise to 
Stand in full force and virtue. 

Sealed & delivered 
in presence of 



Records of Fort St. Geon 



FORT S^ GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 

*Att a Consultation 

I 'resent 

Elihu Yale Esq" President & Governour 
M E John Gray S e John Biggs 

M u John Littleton M" Robert Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M r Nath Higginson 
M B William Fraser. 

The examination of M r William Oawleys charge against M 1 ' John Davis con- 
tinued & taken as followeth Viz*. 

To the 6 th Article wherein M 1 ' Cawley Saves that M r Davis particular travell- 
ing charges, are put to the Comp as ace*, to which M 1 ' Davis replies that he is 
willing to repay any Such charges, if itt Shall Soe appear, & the Accomptant here 
is orderd to Examine the Books with M r Cawley, & that the extraordinary expence, 
bee made good by M 1 ' Davis. 

To the 7 th Article wherein he is charged with driving a great trade of his own 
with the Merchants, to the prejudice of the Comp as Investment, & f orceing his own 
goods upon the Merchants, above the markett price, rendring them uncapable of 
complying with their contract. 

To which M 1 ' Davis replies that he acknowledges he has drove a considerable 
trade with those Merchants, Portonovo and Coodaloor to the am* of Pag 20000 
that year, but that the Tin was Sold in his absence, Allom &c a goods M 1 ' Cawley 
speaks of to have been prejudiciall to the Comp a was Sold some months before the 
arrivall of the Comp aS Ships, when itt was not known, what goods might bee expec- 
ted by them, & that the Callicoes M 1 ' Davis rec d from the Merch ts he offers to 
make Oath, were chiefly Such as were turned out of the Comp as Sortment, & there- 
fore could bee no prejudice to the Comp as Investment, & M r Cawley being 
examined thereon, and desired to give us what proofs he could, how the Same was 
prejudiciall to the Comp^ affairs, in which he answers, that he only heard the Said 
Merchants tell M 1 ' Davis, they could not contract with him, for such course Sort 
of goods, by reason they were under Such engagements to the Hon ble Comp a . 
To which he Saith, M r Davis then replyed & demanded of them, why they could 
not provide him goods, as well as the Comp a & that afterwards the Merchants 
did provide the goods for M r Davis, but that he knows not to what quantity, 
& that M r Cawley beleives that to bee the reason, why the Merch ts did 
not compleat their contract, with the Comp a but he can give no other proof or 
reason iu this matter, which being only conjecture, wee cannot in justice, award 
any thing thereon. ( 

M r Cawley here charges M r Davis to have made use of & disposed Several! 
goods of the Hon blc Comp as particularly the Gold thread att 30 p C* Loss, to 
himself & the Dutch, to the am* of about Pag 290. 

To which M 1 ' Davis answers that 'tis true he Sold Some quantity of Gold thread 
to the Dutch, & likewise took Some for himself, att a much less price then its 
Invoyce cost, but the error arose from a mistake, of the weight, Supposing them 

to be Troy weight, whereas itt was Venice, & should have been 9 Averdupo [is] 
however itt appearing a certain loss, to the Comp a either upon design or ignorance, 
or rather the want of a caref ull enquiry into the Invoyce, Wee do therefore agree 
that M r Davis do make good the reall Invoyce price, for that which he has taken 
for himself, & that he advance, 25 p C* upon that Sold the Dutch &c a and that the 
Accomptant do examine the Books, & make up the Accompt accordingly, & 
M r Cawley being demanded if he had any more, to inform us, that M 1 ' Davis Sold 
to the Comp as prejudice, who declares he remembers nothing more. 



These Consultations have been taken from Pages 219—260 of Public Consultations, Vol. XIII. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 209 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1687. 

M r Cawley charges M 1 ' Davis for giving unnecessary Presents to the Country Artioie 9. 
Governours, particularly to the am* of Pag 217 to Vittula Pille, Chief Sobidar of 
that Country, & that his design therein was, to accomodate the business of his Ship 
then in the Road, & to have the advantageous return of a Tasheriff. 

To which M 1 ' Davis answers that by advice and order of Councill, so much 
was given to Vittula Pille, upon his coming into that Government, which in their 
opinion could not bee avoided without great prejudice, to the Comp as affairs, & 
upon examination wee find, they had a Serious debate about this matter, as appears 
by their Diary of the 26 th June, wherein they give their reasons for the necessity 
of that Present to Vittula Pille, & the Consultation Signed, by John Davis, Ralph 
Ingram, William Cawley, Christopher Willson, & Joseph Loe, without any excep- 
tion, th6 now M r Cawley affirms, he then gave his reasons to the contrary, & very 
much disapproved thereof, but such Presents being unavoidable to new Governours, 
wee cannot but approve itt. 

November the 2 d 1687. 

M r Cawley in this Article charges M 1 ' Davis for allowing Doctor Grudgfeild Artioie 10. 
Pag 4 p month, diett money, notwithstanding he constantly eat, att the Generall 
Table, alledging itt no ways encreased the Hon ble Comp as charge, but itt being 
contrary to the Hon ,,,e Comp as Rules & in itt self very unreasonable to receive diet 
mony and diett both, wee wholy disallow the charge, ordring M r Davis to reim- 
burse the Hon ble Comp a of that expence, either by himself or the Doctor, for the 
time M r Cawley Saies he has dieted att the Generall Table, but in consideration of 
the mans poverty, to repay the Same, & great family & that neither his wife nor 
Children, came to the Table, or partook of any other allowance, but the Pag 4 p 
mouth, also wee are very well Satisfied of the poor mans great dilligence & 
industry, The Generall Books, Diarys, Consultations, Letters, and al) other Letters 
& papers, appearing here to bee under his handwriting, for which att that time 
they wanted assistance & also as being an old Servant of the Hon ble Comp as We 
therefore think itt just and reasonable to allow him one third part, of the foresaid 
Pag 4 p month, in consideration of his great paines, & writing work, and that the 
remaining two thirds bee made good to the Hon ble Comp as Cash. 

To this Article M 1 ' Luckin is charged to bee indebted to the Comp a Pag 245, Article n. 
but has discharged the Same, to Pag 56 or 58 which M 1 ' John Littleton here 
present in Councill, is become Security to pay the Same to the Hon bIe Comp a , which 
is Sufficient in that point, th6 w r e have a good Character of M 1 ' Luckins dilligence 
and Sobriety. 

As to what M r Cawley saies concerning M 1 ' Davis his extravigant entertaining 
Uf severall freemen att the Comp 13 table, but being examined how often & how 
many, were so entertain'd he could give us no particular ace* proof therein, but 
Still affirms itt in gen 11 tearms, th6 M r Ingram then one of that Councill, declares 
he remembers no Such thing for constancy practised, but there being no "publick 
houses, in those parts, itt necessitates the Masters of our Country Sloops, &c a to eat 
att the Generall Table; As to M r Davis his being att Portonovo, itt was by order 
of the President & Councill, whose first order he also obeyed by his return from 
thence, & that the Kempthorn was not delayed through any meanes or delay of 
their Sortment, wee having Sufficient goods to lade her, and dispatched her full 
home in Season. 

As to M v Davis his contract with the Merchants to the amount of Pag" 60000 Artioie 12„ 
half in mony and half in Europe goods wee esteemed itt a good service, tho wee 
also then pressed them, to forbear the Interest or delay itt as long as they could, 
wherein they assured us, they did their best endeavours, as itt appears by their 
Consultation, there being no exceptions against itt. 

M r Davis charged with the ill husbandry of keeping Seven horses, which upon Article 18. 
examination we find five to bee the Hon ble Comp BS kept att their charge, for the 
use of each one of Councill, tho we must condemn itt, to bee a very unnecessary, 
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and unusuall charge, which they excuse themselves in, upon the Score of their 
charge, & business att Portonovo, which calls them oft thether, tho M r Cawley 
affirmes that notwithstanding those horses, they often put the Hon ble Comp a to the 
expence of Pallenkeen hire, but remembers not the particular times, persons or 
charge, as to the other two horses, M r Davis affirmes was not upon the Oomp as 
charge, but had only their Standing in the Comp^ Stable, which M r Cawley att 
present cannot disprove, therefore itt is order'd that the Pursers acc ta be further 
examined by the Accomptant, & if found to be otherways that M r Davis pays that 
expence, there being more horses then were necessary ate their cost and charge. 

But as to the business of the Rice, which was here order'd to be provided 
and sent here, M r Davis affirmes that the only reason of not observing said order, 
was by reason of its Scarcity & dearness in those parts, which so nearly equalled 
the price of these parts, that the difference would not pay the freight, & that what 
he provided for himself upon Ship Catharine, exceeded not the am* of Pag 400 
and that sent to Acheen was only a small matter to mix amongst the Bales, which 
was much less then he intended for the aforesaid reason, of it's dearness, & one 
other consideration of his not sending grain, was from the great quantities that had 
from thence been late sent hither, which was formerly approv'd of by the late 
President and Councill. 

As to this 14 th Article, itt appears by the former examination that M r Cawley 
had some difference, with the Portonovo Merchants which occation'd their repair 
to Coodaloor, to complain & have Satisfaction from the Chief & Councill there, 
without which they resolved to proceed no further upon their contract, which to 
accommodate wee think a necessary Present, having its intended effect. 

Upon examination of the 15 th Article, wee find that M r Davis comeing to the 
Fort upon his particular business, brought with him Soe considerable a number of 
the Coodaloor Peons, & that a robbery happening att an ajacent Town, occation'd 
their entertaining 10 more Peons tc Secure & guard the ffactory during his absence, 
which we think reasonable he should pay the charge of, till the return of the 
greatest part of those he carried with him, upon his particular occation. 

As to the Present made att Viopah Chittys daughters wedding, being a parti- 
cular invitation to M r Davis, & not any publike, business or concern of the Comp as . 
Wee therefore think itt reasonable & just, & do accordingly order, that M r Davis 
do repay the cost of that Present am 4 to Pag 62 there being no example of the 
like nature, here or in any other Factary [sic] upon that occation. 

As to the 17 th & last Article, itt appears by a Generall Letter from the late 
President & Councill, to Coodaloor, that their contracts with those, & the Porto- 
novo Merch ts were approved of, & consequently the Presents made them, upon 
concluding the Same, which wee also agree to bee a Sufficient authority, for what 
they have done therein. 

Elihu Yale. 
John Graf. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
R. Ffreeman. 
Tho: Wavell. 
Nat: Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will: Fraser. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Elihu Yale Esq," Peesident & Governour 
M E John Geay S e John Biggs 

M E John Littleton M e Robeet Freeman 
M E Thomas Wavell M k Nath Higginson 

M E William Frasbr. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 211 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1687. 

The examination of M r John Davis his charge against M r William Cawley 
taken as followeth Viz*: — 

M r John Davis in the first Article of his charge against M 1 ' Oawley taxes him 
-with speaking treasonable words, which were as followeth Viz* That he had often 
heard that the dissenting party were they that martyr'd King Charles the first, but 
he never knew, heard or read of any that were executed for itt. Which M r Davis 
concludes to bee treasonable words, but upon advice with S r John Biggs Judg 
Advocate, be declares his opiniou, that altho those words may be foolish or fals, 
yet he finds nothing therein, that imports high treason, which being also our 
opinions, wee think fitt to proceed uo further in itt, but to reprehend AT Cawley, 
& caution him for such rash boldness for the future, or that he must expect a just 
punishment for his folly, th.6 M r Oawley Solemnly avers, that he intended no ill, 
or disrespect therein, & that what he said was really truth having never heard any 
thing of these actions, living but two years in England, & the rest of his life in 
forreign parts of the world. 

To the 19 th Article wherein M 1 ' Davis charges jVPCawley with perjury, knavery & 
Infidellity, all which high accusations were particularly examined, to the first where- 
of, M r Davis can bring no proof: that ever M r Cawley was recorded in any Court, 
or before any Judge of Record for taking a fals Oath, which wee are informed is the 
true nature of perjury, but that he did itt upon presumption of M r Cawleys rashly 
Swearing that he never embezled the R* Hon ble Oomp as Cash, which he (M r Davis) 
beleived to bee otherwise, but brings no other proof but his beleif, & one instance 
of borrowing Pag 60 of him, w ch att the Same time hee lent itt, he deposes upon 
his Oath, M 1 ' Cawley told him, itt was to make up his Cash, but upon examination, 
would not affirm, whether itt was the R* Hon ble Comp as his own, or any others 
Cash, M r Cawley mentioning nothing thereof att that time, to M r Davis, but now 
declares to us, & acknowledges that hee borrowed Pag° 2J0 of the Portonovo 
Merchants, as also Pag 60 near the Same time of M r Davis, both which Summes 
M r Oawley immediatly paid to Side Lebo a Merchant of the Said place, to whom he 
was indebted for goods bought of him, and sent to Junceilon. 

M r Willson's declaration was also read which besides his beleif, & presumption 
of M r Oawleys errors, imports no more then a referrence to M r Ingrams knowledo-e 
and report, thereof, wherupon M 1 ' Ingram was sent for and examined what he knew 
relating to M 1 ' Cawley's making use of the R* Hon hle Comp as Cash, when att 
Coodaloor & Portonovo, who only affirms, that M 1 ' Davis and the Merchants lent 
him mony when there, which he beleives was to make up, the Hon ble Comp as Cash, 
but brings no proof thereof. 

' And upon the whole matter having examined M 1 ' Cawley's Cash Books and 
receipts, to which M r Davis could make noe objection, either as to payments, or 
want of Cash att any time, and wee also find, that upon M r Ingrams going to 
Portonovo, near the 10 th of Dece r 1685 rec d Pag 117: 14: in full ballanceof the 
R*Hon H<1 Comp aB Gash, asp his receipt of the 17 th of December 1685 and tho M r 
Cawley may be guilty of many misdemeanors in his deportment & corres- 
pondency with those with whom he lived and conversed, being of an unquiett 
temper, yet in this case, wee think him wronged, and that the whole charge 
proceeds more from heat then matter. 

Elihu Yale 
John Gray. 
J. Biggs. 
John Littleton. 
r. j? freeman. 
Tho : Wavell. 
Nat : Higginson. 
John Stables Sec ry . Will : Feasek. 



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Ralph Ingrams declaration of what he knows of M r W m Cawleys charge 
against M r John Davis Viz*. 

As to this Article I know of no loss their servants suffer, by taking up mony 
of the Merchants, for as he receives itt, he pays itt to them & as to the favouring 
of the Merchants, I know nothing of itt, to the prejudice of the Hon ble Comp a 
being the price currant. 

Tis true M r Davis bought two horses of his Servant Peddana, but whether he 
gave 40 or 50 p Cent more then they were worth, I carinot tell. As to the present- 
ing his Servant as often as the Merch ts I cannot bee possitive, without I had the 
perusall of the Djarys, as to the rest of that Article, I know nothing of. 

As to the Present of Pag 63 and odd fanams, which was given to Sancroge 
Pontolo, as aforesaid I can Say nothing to, without the Diarys, As to his presenting 
the Dutch every year anything to the R* Hon ble Comp as prejudice, I know nothing 
of. As for what he presents yearly att Coodaloor, & Portonovo, I beleive itt might 
bee necessary, and not to bee avoided, without obstructions to the R* Hon ble Comp aB 
Affaires. 

As to the Musters of Cloth wee Sort by att Coodaloor, which we have 
from the Fort, I allow are not altogeather so good, as att Portonovo, but to the 
best of our Judgments, wee Sorted to the highest, As to what Cloth M r Davis 
took in, which M r Cawley turn'd out sometimes, to my knowledg has been as 
good, and many times better then Muster, As for his calling a Councill, I never 
knew him do any thing of moment, without their advice (tho M r Cawley is pleas'd 
to term us his own creatures, and Sign the Diarys when brought us, without any 
difficulty, tho att the Same instant, M 1 ' Cawley himself never Scrupl'd itt) As to 
M r Davis lending his moiij, itt don't concern mee, As for the hedging in of 
expences, for fear of your Hon rs &c as displeasure, I know nothing of itt. 

As to extravigant charge (which M r Cawley is pleased to Say) in repairing 
our ffactory att Portonovo, I did nothing without advice and order, which was 
then well approved of, and no more then what was absolutly necessary, itt being So 
inconvenient before, that wee have been forced, to lye without doors in our 
Pallenkeens, and as'tis now, wee are forced to lye and eat all in one Room, So I 
think itt was done, with as much frugallity as possible, & Since wee reside in the 
Same house still, Avithout any molestation, I do not See the folly M 1 ' Cawley repre- 
sents in so doing, and I think Sen r Delmeda,has allowed some Small matter, towards 
the repairs. 

As to this Article I can say nothing to. 

As to M r Davis his private dealings which M 1 ' Cawley Saith doth prejudice the 
Hon ble Comp as eoncernes, I leave you to bee Judges, as for my part, I never. 
Saw any thing by him, but what was fair dealing, As for his perswading the 
Merchants, to Supply him with what Cloth hee wanted, then he would not bee 
pressing with them, to bring in the Hon ble Comp a3 so Speedily, I know nothing of 
that. 

As for M r Davis his mating use of the Hon blc Comp' ls goods to pleasure others 
I know nothing of, And as to his selling the Gold & Silver Thread 30 p Cent 
less then itt cost to the Dutch, which M 1 ' Cawley taxes him with, I cannot tell, 
neither remember any such thing as to this point, I suppose the Books can 
satisfie therein. 

As to the Pishcash that was given to Vittula Pilla, could itt att that time 
been any wayes excused, hee would have done itt, having used all endeavours 
possible to do itt, but could not without hindring the Hon ble Comp as affaires. 

As to this Article I referr to your Hon 1 &c a . 

As for M 1 Luckins ill mannagment of his trust, I can no ways Justine, yet in 
Some measure, itt might bee imputed to his extraordinary illness, which might ren- 
der him uncapable of doing his duty, as he ought, As to those many correspondents. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 213 

of M r Davis (which M r Cawley Says) eats att the Comp as Table, and are almost as 
chargable as all the Comp as Servants, I don't know who he means, for I never 
saw such extravagencies in my time, as he Speaks of, to which I referr. 12 

As to this Article, I can Say nothing. 

As to M 1 Davis his Serving his own turn with Rice or Paddy to lade on board 13 
his own Vessell, before the Hon ble Comp as , tho att the Same time hee had positive 
orders to supply the Comp" therewith, I know nothing of the matter. 14 

As to this Article I know nothing of. 

As to the taking more Peons to guard the Factory, in M r Davis his absence, 15 
I Satisfied your Hon 1 " &c a in my Diary. 

As to these two last Articles, 1 can Say nothing to. 16 



Ralph Ingeam. 



February 2 d 168,?. 
December p mo 1687 

Jurat Coram me. 
Elihu Yale. 



54 



214 



Records of Fort St. George. 



A List of persons in the Service of the Rt Honble 

English East India Compa in Fort St George 

according to their Degrees by the Rules. 



Elihu Yale Esqr President & Governr Comraission'd 

to Succeed Wiiliam Gyfford Esqr Sallarv 200 

£ 
Gratuity 100 p Anfi. 

John Gray Bookkeeper ... 

Sr John Biggs Judge Advocate 

John Littleton Warehouakeeper 

Robert Freeman Sea Customer 

Thomas Wavell Mintmaster and Storekeeper 

Nathaniel! HiiTginson Paymaster 

William Fraser Land Customer 

Richard Elliot Chaplain 

John Cheney his time & Sallary begins the ... 

Daniell Gyfford order' d 2d of Vizagapatam 

Thomas Yale ... ... .... . . 

£ 

John Stables Secry Sallary SO Gratuity £ 10 p Ann. 

Henry Alford Assistant to the Warehouskeeper 

Henry Mose Attorney Generall 

Ambrose Moody order'd for the Wesf Coast ... 

John Heathfiekl Chirurgeon 

James Johnson Assay Master his Sallary begins 
William Cawley receiver of the Sea Customes 

John Pitt 

Daniell Du Bois Assistant to the Warehouskeeper 

Edward Tredcroft dto and Register 

Giles Litcott Assistant to the Custon.er 
John Meverell Assistant to the Warehouskeeper 
Francis Willcox under the Customer ... 
Zouch Troughton Steward 
Samnell Owen under the Sea Customer 
William Proby under the Land Customer 
Gabriell Roberts under the Warehouskeeper 
Francis Bett under the Sea Customer ... 
Thomas Wright under the Paymaster 
John Hutterfield under the Bookkeeper 
George Wingfeild nnder the Mintmaster 
Thomas Constable under the Judg Advocate 
Richard Farmer under the President ... 
Stephen Mabb under the Secry 
Thomas Jordan under the Register ... 
Heighs Tilson nnder the Seery ... 
Enoch Walsh nnder the Bookkeeper .. 
Mathew Mildmay under the Secry 

Gone to Mergen on the Pearl Frigat. 

William Hodges ... 

John Hill ' 

Gone to Persia on the Dragon. 



Arrivall in India. 



June 23th 1682 
J une 2d 1884 
July 22th 1687 
July 17th 1682 
Sept 8th 1668 
July 28th 1686 
March 19th 168f 
May 31th 1685 
June 28, 1679 
Deer 7, 1684 ... 
Deer 25, 1679 
July pmo 1683 

Julv 4th 1681 
July 4th 1681 
July 17 1682 
Deer 4 1684 



June 16, 1684 
June 16, 1684 
June 16, 1684 
June 16, 1684 
Sepr 20, 1684 
June 3, 1685 .. 
Augt 11, 1685 
July 22, 1687 
Octr 15, 1687 
Octr 15, 1687 



May 6 1676 .. 
Novr 19, 1684 



Janry 30th 16S4 



Present Degree. 



1st Oouncill 
2d Councill 
3d Counoill 

4 Councill 

5 Councill 

6 Councill 

7 Councill 

8 Counoill 
Chaplain ... 
Senr Mereht 
■^enr Mereht 
Mereht 

Mereht 
Mereht 
Mereht 

Mereht 

Assay 
Factor 
Factor 
Factor 
Factor 
Factor 
Factor 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 
Writer 



Present 
sallary. 



Janry 20, 168f 


l/hirurgeon 
Assay Master 


36 

40 


June 16, 1684 


Factor 


25 


Janry 30th 168| 


Factor 


15 


Augt Uth 1685 


Factor 


15 


July 22 1687 


Factor 


15 


July 22 1687 


Factor 




July 22 1687 


Factor 


15 


July 3d 1681 


Writer 


10 


July 17, 1682 


Writer 


10 


July 30, 1682 


Writer 


10 


June 2, 1683 .. 


Writer 


5 


June 2, 1683 


Writer 


5 




Writer 





A Ihs r r of the Freemen living att Fort S t George. 

John Bridger married to an English woman. 
"William Jearsey married to a Dutch woman. 
Thomas Lucas married to an English woman. 
James Wheeler married to an English woman. 
John Styleman married to an English woman. 
John Afflaeck married to a Castees. 
Thomas Betsworth married to an English woman. 
Charles Metcalf married to a Castees. 
Peter Large married to an English woman. 



Note — The list of persons in the Company's 
pages 261—265, dated February 168J. 



Iii'i-n laken from 



Consultations, Yol. XIII, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1687. 215 



John Coventry married to a Castees. 

John Stephenson married to an English woman. 

Richard Monke married to a Portugues. 

John Inch married to a Castees. 

John Barker married to a Portugues. 

Emaauell Morley married to a Portugues. 

James Mackleland married to a Portugues. 

Henry Law married to a Portugues. 

Samuell Barron married to a Tonqueener. 

William Hatsill. 

Charles Barwell. 

John Faulkingham. 

Edward Commell. 

James Coventry. 

Richard Leigh. 

Nathaniell Bonus. 

Richard Langford. 

Nehemiah Sewell. 

Joseph Hiller. 

Ma the w Mead. 

Edward Dutton. 

Francis Davenport. 

Samuell Glover married to an English woman. 

Theodore Gregory. 

Charles Daniell. 

Bartholomew Rodrigues. 

Domingo do Porto. 

Alvares da Fonseca. 

Salvadore Rodrigues. 

Daniell Chardin. 



Names of Sea fareing men that are not constant Town Inhabitants. 

William Harrison married to an English woman. 
John Callender married to a Castees. 
Edward Inglish married to an English woman. 
Robert Masfen married to an English woman. 
John Strangeways married to a Castees. 
Thomas Bowrey. 
John Spencer. 
John Wallis. 

'Thomas Walthrop. • 

Robert Mellish. 
Edward Green hill. 

Samuell Prickman married to ah English woman. 
Henry Burton married to a Castees. 
Henry White. 
William Pennystone. 
John Pennyman. 
John Naylor. 
Thomas Flomming. 
Richard Metcalf. 
John Downing. 
Armiger Gostlin. 
John Kiddell married to an English woman. 



216 Records of Fort St. George. 



English 


En 


GLISH WOMEN ON 


women 






unmarried. 


Ursula ONeal. 






Mary Ann Kichardson. j 




Ann Titford. 


i-Widdows. 




Sarah Holloway. 


! 




Sarah Haddock. 


J 




Jane Biggs. 






Ann Styleman. 






Elizabeth Styleman. 






Elizabeth Price. 






Ann Baker. 






Elenor Naylor. 


• 




Penellope Duncan. 






Mary Fisher. 






Persis Bonus. 





Christnings this year 11. 
Marriages this year 14. 

Rnrialla fin* a ttcvqt- Ifil 



Burialls this year 101 



INDEX 



Abdul Gunny- 
Abdul Summett ... 
Absolam, Thomas 

Abull Hossan Sultan (king of Golcondah) 
Accara Fort, Arkar 
Acheen 



Adventure, the (ship) 

Affloeck, John 

Ahadaed Cawn ... 

Alford, Henry 

Alford, Robert, Captain ... 

Alle Assur Cawn 

Alle Beague, M akomed ... 

Alldridge, Daniell, Padry 

Allingall Pilla 

Amity, the (ship) 
Ancho 

Andaluzia, the (ship) 

Andrews, Captain 

A nnapourna, the (ship) ... 

Anta Pontolo, Madana 

Antona • ... 

Appaugee Pontoloo (Avaldar of Pallicat) 

Armagon ... 

Arrakan, Arraccan 

Arrvoall, the (ship) 

Askby, Stephen, Captn. ... 

Atkins, Richard ... ... ... ... 

Augustin de Carvalio 

Avanee, or Abanus, Cogee, or Coje 



Page 

139 

..'. ... ... 139, 140, 152 

64 

110 

203,204 

6, 35, 40, 45, 47, 51, 52, 54, 55, 64, 
65, 70-73, 76, 77, 79, 82, 91, 104, 
106, 130, 133, 138, 142, 152, 155, 
165, 193-196, 201, 202, 204, 210 

62,91,173,196 

91, 169, 182, 214 

115, 16?, 16i 

21, 29, 48, 95, 117, 137, 154, 182, 
190, 214 

3, 8, 12, 14, 22, 26 

..183,184,191,194 

180, 183, 191 

109 
2 

52,63 

109 

115,162 

129 

43,45,46,56 

68, 70, 73, 146, 160, 161,180, 183, 
184, 191, 193, 199 

199,200 

1, 180 

157 

26, 27, 28, 164 

... 3, 11, 128, 133, 137, 142, 144 

126. 127 

67,130 

70,90 

124, 144, 145, 152, 177, 183, 184, 
191, 192, 196 



Bagwell, Frederick 
Baker, Ann, Mrs. 
Ballasore 
Bankes, John, Sr. 
Bantam 
Barker, John 



Barron,- Edward ... 

Barron, Samuell ... 

Barweil, Charles ... 

Batavia 

Bathurst, Benjamin 

Batten, Thomas, Captn. 



the 



Bay of Bengali 
Beard, John 



28, 31, 81, 95, 96 

162,216 

10,21,30,44,113 

93 

110, 121 

215 

139 

95, 118, 165 

1, 3,*21, 26,38.78,215 

162,215 

Ill 

112 

3-5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 25-27, 

29-31, 34-36, 39, 41, 43, 46, 47, 

49, 57, 165 

5, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 2», 31, 

33, 34, 38, 39, 42, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 

60, 69, 71, 77, 78, 90, 91, 107, 113, 

114, 119, 124, 143, 148, 162, 165, 

167, 199, 202 

18, 57, 68, 93, 103, 116, 127, 171, 

204 

28 



PaQ3 



Beaufort, the (ship) 
Beavis, John 
Bell, Edward 
Bencoolen ... 
Bengali 



Bengal Merchant, the (ship) 
Berkley Castle, the (ship) 
Betsworth, Thomas 

Betsworth, Mrs 

Bett, Francis , 

Biggs, Jane , 

Biggs, John, Sr. ... 

Blackborne, Robert 

Blackmore, L. 

Bloome, B. 

Boa vist a. the (ship) 

Bombay 

Bonus, Nath .. 

Bonus, Persis 

Boorer Cawn 

Bowarmidoss 

Bowen, Daniell ... 
Bowrey, Thomas ... 
Bradly, Stephen, Gaptn. ... ... 

Bradley, Wm., Gaptn 

Brattell, John, Sir ,. 

Brereton, Richard 
Bridger, John 
Brittain, great 
Brooke, Win. 
Brown, John 
Brown, Richard ... 
Browne 
Bryan, Mathew 

Bugden, R., Mrs 

Bullock, Joseph (Master of sloop Mary) 
Burley, James 

Burneby, Richard 

Burn^o' Merchant, the (ship) 

Burton, Henry, Captn. 

Bussora, Tbeamback, or Triamback 

Buttevfeild, John ■ 



Ciesar, the, see Cezar. 

Caitce 

Caitano, Don Joseph (Parlre) 
Calicut Merchant, the (ship) 

Callender 

Callicut 

Carera .. 

Caruatta, Carnat Country 
Carneiro, Domingo 
Camcall ... 
Carroon, John 
Carvalia, Augustin de 
Oarwar, Francis (a black slai 





57,113 




95, 140 




90 


97, 113 


, 118, 120, 142, 143, 152 


3, 6, 8, 10- 


12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23-25 


27, 29, 30, 


31,33,36,38,41-44,46, 


47,49, 50 


, 52, 54-58, 60; 61, 63, 


69, 73, 76 


-79, 81, 84, 88, 90, 104 


110, 112, 


113, 122, 124, 126-128, 


132, 133, 


135, 137, 138-140, 142, 


145, 148, 


150, 153, 155, 159, 164, 


165, 168, 


170, 171, 184, 189, 190- 


192, 


194, 19.5, 198, 204, 205 




112, 129, 133, 146 




... 64, 65, 113, 119 




... 162, 214 




162 


95, 98, 117, in iV, i :.;-, i ; 




182, 214 




216 


103, 105," 


115, 147, 153, 154, 169, 




190, 204, 211, 214 




57,72 




2 




118-121, 143 




60,65,73 




89, 129, 131, 134, 146 




215 




216 


.... 


" 190 




23 




30 


'.'.'. "& 


, 72, 76, 79, 94, 152, 215 




46, 53, 63 


6, 8, 9, 11 


, 12, 14, 27, 28, 30, 31, 




41, 42, 44, 58, 56 




75 




95, 118, 132, 133 




110,214 




17, 105, 157, 158, 161 


','.. 25,65-61 71 ■ i. ; 7 i lit 




185, 189, 190, 192 




64,96, 118, 159, 170 


,„ 


13,27,35,63 




162, 165 




162 




3,41,47,49 




141 




111, 112, 129-132, 134 




13, 26, 7(3, 79, 152, 155 




... 91, 193, 195, 215 




5, 6, 98, 109 




... 95, 117, 137, 214 




158 




... ' ... 74 




...70, 71,81,84, 123 




40, 215 




70, 71, 146 




38,42,45 




... 63, 70, 162, 183 




19 




84, 124 




195,197 




70,90 




127 



Carwarr 

Cary, Eliza, Mrs. ... 

Cashee Pcntolo ... 

Cassimbuzar 

Cassim Cawn 

Catharine, the (ship) 

Cawley 

Cawley, Wm, 



Cezar, Ciexar, the (ship) ... 

Chadwick, B. ... ' 

Changalaput 

Cbardin, Daniell ... 

Charles the first, Charles the second, King 

Charlton, Francis 

Charmott, Senor Nicholas (a French Padre) 

Charnock, Job 

Cheney, John 



China 

Chingee ... 
Chinna Tombe 
Chinna Vencatadry 

Chowcruah Siculat 
Clipsham, Michael 
Clyff, W. 

Coast of Choromandell 
Coles, Captn. 
Comer, John 
Concord, the (ship) 
Condapilla Fort ... 
Conimeer 



Conjeveron 

Constable, Thomas 
Coodaloor 



Coodaloor Merchant, the (ship) 

Cook, Hugh 

Cook, John 

Cooke, Cook, Richard, Captn. 

Cooke, Thomas ... 
Coppenhaven 



Page 

72,-81 

162 

50,198 

18, 139, 148 

170, 180, 190 

210 

12,102 

7, 14, 47-51, 95, 97, 98, 116, 121, 

138, 140, 164, 165, 169, 171, 208, 

209, 211-214 

72, 90, 121, 155, 160, 166 

162,165 

170.180,184,190 

183, 191-194, 196, 215 

93,177,211 

96, 118 

154, 158, 161, 173 

22,23,139,140,152,155 

6, 9, 16, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30, 33-36, 

39, 40, 45, 47, 56, 60, 72, 78, 79, 

87, 94, 98, 101, 108, 121 126, 128, 

132, 137, 141, 172, 183, 190, 214 

•5, 21, 22, 26,52, 63, 65, 69, 78, 

158, 163, 179, 200, 203 

44, 94, 109, 180, 200,203 

2, 109 

2, 91,97, 102, 103, 110, 115, 146. 

169 

24 

162, 165 

57,67,130 

10, 15, 17, 93, 103, 155, 158, 207 

2 

21 

11, 14, 17, 19,50, 138 

106 

3-5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19-22, 
24-26, 29, 34, 45, 50, 51, 53, 54, 
56, 60, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 73, 
76, 90, 98, 106-111, 114, 116, 118, 
122, 126-128, 131, 132. 142, 143, 
146, 147, 150, 156, 157', 159, 166, 
167, 169, 170, 174, 175, 177, 179, 
180, 185, 193-199 
34, 44, 47, 62, 64, 68, 69. 70, 73, 
115, 163, 164, 180, 183, 184, 193, 

199, 203 
95, 98, 126, 148, 149, 152, 163, 202, 

203, 214 

3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 19-22, 
24-26, 28, 29, 31, 34, 38, 40, 41, 
45, 47-51, 53, 54, 60, 61, 63 
65-67, 69, 72, 73, 79, 90, 91, 94, 
95, 97, 99, 106-111, 115-118, 
121-123, 126, 128, 132, 134, 136, 
138, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 140, 
152, 156, 157,159, 16 i, 163, 164- 
166, 170, 171, 174-177, 182, 184, 
188, 189, 192-194, 197-199,202, 

208, 210-212 

84,94 

78 

lb 

124, 132, 138, 163, 175, 177, 193, 
199 

78 

37 



Page 
Corango ... ... ... ... ... ' ... ... ... ... ... ... 26 

Cornwall. Ed 57,67,130,215 

Corrapa ',. ; 183,191 

Cotter, John : 2,3,8-10 

Covelon ,.. ... 156 

Coventry, James 162,215 

Coventry, John ' 19, 182, 215 

Cranwell, Eobert 118,163 

Crosman, John ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9 

Cudworth, Samuell 10,18 

Curtana, the (ship) 49-53,60,62.65,63,72,73,74, 

76, 80, 111, 112, 130, 138, 201, 202 



Dacca , ... 139, 152 

Dalionson, Mathew ... ... ... ,.. ... ... ... ... ... 77 

Darnell, Charles 215 

Darley, Eichard ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57 

Daraloo 109 

Davenport, Francis ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 215 

Davis, John ... 21,47-51,53,72,94,95,115-118, 

138, 140, 148, 149, 161, 164, 165, 

169, 171, 174, 176, 182, 184, 188, 

190, 193, )94, 208-213 

Davis, Thomas ... 10,12-14,16,19,21,23,24,30, 

33, 34,42, 47, 109, 145, 183 
Dawes, Daniel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 

de Acha, Thomas 138 

de Carvalia Augustin 70 

de Mark, John ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 

de Marke, Joseph , 130 

de Rosir;i, Senora ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 70, 90 

Defence, the (ship) 119 

Delight, the (ship) 73,76,193 

Delmeda, Senr ... 212 

Denmarke, King of— 17,36,37 

Devapa ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 63 

Devett, John 118,175,177 

Diamond, the (ship) 27,62,155 

Dmglack 2 

Dio 47 

Dobson, Thomas 70 

do Porto, Mr 42,66,201,215 

Downing, John ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 146, 215 

Dragon, the (ship) - ... 1-6,8-12,14,18-20,28,32,92,93, 

96, 99, 108, 113, 119, 121, 122, 137, 
149 

Dreadnaught, the (sloop) 26,72,80 

Du Bois, Darnell 3,21,95,98,214 

DuJardm 109,110,176 

Duckett, Wm 52, 61, 110 

Duncan, Pennellope ... ... ... ... ... ... # ... ... ... 216 

Dunn, Isaac ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 178 

Dutch, the 12,29 

Dutch second 28,47 

Dutton, Edward 93,94,215 

Dutton. John, Captn 93 

Dutton. Eichard, Sr. ... 93 



Earning, Capt 8,12,13, 

15, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 

East Indies 15 

Ebrahim Beaugue ... ... ... ... ... ... ••- ••• ••• 132 

Ebrahini, Mahomed 162, 180 

Eccogee ... ... ... ... ... ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• 138 



Eldred, Francis, Captn 

Ella, Mungaua 

Ullephanta, the (a Danish ship) 

Elliot, Richard 

Ellis, Francis 

Emmerson, 
Emoy 
England . 



English East India Co. 
Enor (river) 
Europe 



Expectation, the (Frigat) 



Page 

57,70,76,77,79.130,132, 

141, 147, 148, 151, 165 

... 109 

90 

214 

23 

29 

3,21,38,65,68,69,78 

1,2,5,6, 

3-12, 14-18, 20-25, 26, 29, 34, 35, 37, 39, 
40, 49, 51, 57, 59, 62, 65, 67, 71, 75, 76, 
80, 83, 85, 90-94, 99, 100, 102, 1C3, 105, 
106, 111, 113, 119, 122, 123, 125, 127, 
129, 133, 135, 136, 142, 146, 148, 150, 
154, 156, 157, 159, 161, 162, 166, 168, 
169, 177, 182, 187, 193, 197, 199, 201, 
202, 206, 207, 211 
15, 22, 50, 67, 74, 93, 106, 127, 205 

5,160 

8, 11, 13, 14, 28, 53, 60, 80, 85, 86, 

88, 90, 113, 127, 13(5, 137, 161, 

165,166, 174,191, 194,205. 

41,42,77 



Falkon, Constant ... 

Farmer, Richard ... ... ... 

Farwell, John 

Faulkingham, John 

Fenn, Anthony, Captn. (Commr. of the Dragon) 

Ferrea, John Perrera 

Ferrera, Jaccomo 

Frfett, Captn 

Fisher, Mary 

Fleetwood, Charles 
Flemming, Thomas 

Fonseca, A. da , 

Foquet, John ... ... ... ... 

Fort St. George '. 



Foster, Charles 
Fox, Cliristopher. 
France 

Francis, Lieut. 
Francis, Marquees 
Fraser, Wm. 



FreemaD, Robert 



158 

... 10, 95, 117, 214 

49,74 

67, 130, 202,215 

1-4, 6, 8, 10-12, 14, 20, 28, 93 

26 

70,90 

67 

216 

96,118,156 

'..' 13,215 

215 

... " 162, 165 

2, 3, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 41, 

57, 64, 35, 67,68, 72, 75, 85, 93, 

95, 109, 110, 125, 127, 131, 152, 

162, 178, 204, 206, 207 

95,117,132 

97, 152 

■ 103, 111, 112 

44 

... 30 

21,33, 48,95, 102, 108, 117, 

118, 123,126, 142, 145, 151, 

154, 163, 165, 168, 175, 178, 

188, 190, 197, 198, 214 

9,28,33,55,98,102,106,117 

133—135, 142, 146, 148, 153, 

157,168, 172, 176, 178, 179, 

182, 184, 185,190, 191, 194, 198, 20-', 214 



Galloway, Walter 

Ganjam 

George., the (ship) 

Gerstenberg, Bartholomew 
Ginger lee, the (ship) 
Gingerlee (coast) ... 
Gingo, 



147 

156 

2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13—20, 22, 24—26, 46, 
65, 67, 68, 70-74, 130 

16,17 

13, 14, 34, 43, 44, 47, 49 

27,52,60,193 

24 



Gladraan ... 
Glover, Sam 
Goa 

Goddard 

Golbray 
Gombroon 
Goodlad, Thos. ... 
Goodlad, Wm,, Captn. 

Gopall Pundit 
Gostlin, Armiger 

Gray, John 



Gray, Thomas 
Greenhill, Edward 

Gregory, Theodore 
Griffith 

Grua 

Grudgfieid, Dr. ... 
Guitty, Monsr. 
Gulcondah 



Guttuni 

Gyfford, Daniell 

Gyfford, Samiaell ... 
Gyfford, Wm., the Hon'ble 



Pacje 

3,68 

215 

28,31,42, 

54,69, 70—72, 81, 98, 99 

176 

139 

19,20,28 

42,134 

35,47,52, 

61, 62, 87, 136, 153 

50,51 

72,131, 

202, 2u4, 215 

12, 16,23, 

30, 31, 34, 38, 50, 53, 55, 61, 78, b0, 96, 98, 
105, 110, 117, 123, 126, 135, 137, 151, 168, 
176, 179, 185, 190, 194, 203, 214. 

15 

30, 42, 46, 

60,215 

215 

34,51,53, 

95, 113, 118 

109 

209 

87 

6,29,32, 

38, 39, 41-43, 63, 69, 88, 102, 106, 110, 
111, 152, 162, 163, 170, 171, 174—177, 
180,183—185, 189,191, 193, 194, 196, 203 

164 

31,41,95, 

118, 122, 190, 214 

118,148 

15,99,100, 

104, 107, 109, 117, 145, 181, 207, 214 



H 



Haddock, Sarah ... 

Hall, William 

Hans Jury, Sen r . ... 
Harbin, Richard ... 

Harbin, Robert ... 

Harding, James ... 

Harja Raja, Harja Maha Raja 

Harris, Timothy ... 
Harrison, Wm. 

Hatsill, Wm. 

Hatton, Chris. 

Hawkes, James ... 

Haynes 

Heath, Francis 

Heathfield, John, Doctor... 

Helena, see St. Helena. 
Henchman, James 
Herbert, the (ship) 
Hicks, Kath, Mrs. 
Hicks, Thos. 





216 




... 118, 122, 


3 40, 142,' 148, 


163, 166, 174 




24 




... 3,11, 128, 


132," 133, 


, 137, 142, 165 




... 1, 8, 10, 




24,72 




10, 18, 


'" 143, 


154, 165, 204 




... 3,44,50, 


'" 51,94,99, 


110, 146, 198 




95, 132 




97, 171, 


173, 185," 189, 


190, 192, 215 




...49,68, 215 




176 




... 27,62, 110 




20 




9 




... 29,30,87, 


95,101, 109,' 141, 


176, 180, 214 




21 




... 31, 40, 119 




162 




...62, 91, 196 



Page 

.Higginson, Natk 2,5,14, 

20, 23, 30, 32, 46, 55, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 
71, 74, 75, 76, 80,81, 88, 92, 98, 102, 104, 
105, 117, 122, 126, 128, 137, 150, 151, 
154, 157, 158, 160, 164, 170, 172, 178, 
183, 190, 194, 199, 214 
Highoe, Anthony ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9 

Hilder, Wm ••• 20,28,31, 

42,46 

Hill, John 31,35,55, 

95, 98, 117, 129, 131, 137, 214 

Hiller, Joseph 87,101, 

108, 215 

Hodges, Wm 1,2,8,95, 

98, 102, 112, 129, 131, 134, 139, 214 

Holcombe, Simon 96,118 

Holloway, Charles 37 

Holloway, Sarah ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 216 

Holfc, Tilman 180 

Horner, James 99 

Hughly , ... 10,16,20, 

23. 24, 31, 33, 52, 113, 138, 139, 152 

Hughly (River) 20 

Hunter, Alexr 173 

Hurriff, Mahomed (the Bengali Vakeel at the Mogul's Camp) ... ... ... 38 

Hussanee ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25 



Inch, Mr. (Corporal) ; . 182,215 

India 15, 18, 19, 

28, 31, 85, 93, 103, ]07, 133, 143, 
154, 161, 190, 207 
Indvarjoora ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 64, 110, 

119, 142, 152 

Inglish, Edward, Captn. ... 20,36,38, 

63, 68, 215 

Ingerlee (Island) ... 113, 138 

Ingram, Ealph 25,40,41, 

45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 95, 118, 140, 161, 
176,184,188,209,211,212 
Intsham, Lewis ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27 

Ireland 103 

I re ton, Henry ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 

Ismaell, Coje 28 

Isnatipille-Mugga 38 



Jackson, John ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 84, 94 

Jamalulee, the (ship) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 40 

James the Second (King) ... ■ 25,62, 

103, 106, 129, 133, 207 

James, the (sloop) 5,7,8,11, 

17, 20, 21, 34, 54, 60, 67, 72, 73, 76, 77- 
80, 91, 111, 119, 130, 138, 193, 202 

Jap p on, Japan ... .. 158,173 

Jardin, see Du Jardin. 

Jasper, the (ship) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47 

Jeanapatwan 97, 119, 

142 

Jearsey, Wm 29, 110 

114, 214 

Jerra Chitty 109 

Jerusalem, the (ship) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 

Johanna 134 

John de Mark ... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... ... 3 



Johnson, James 



Josiah, Josia, the (ship) .. 

Jourdan, Jordon, Thomas 
Juelman, Peter ... 
Jiigganaiculo, the (sloop) 
Juggapa Pontolo... 
Junckcelon 



Kalueyn, Wolf Hendrick Van 

Keelecarry 

Keeling, Wm. (Chief of Tonqueen) 

Kempthom, the (ship) 

Kiddall, John , 

King, Edward 

Kisnapatam 

Kitte Narrand or Narrain 

Knipe, Kichard 



Lake, Samuell, Captn. 
Langford, Richard 
Langborn, Wm., Sir 
Large, Peter 
Laurence, St. 
Law, Henry 

Lee 

Leigh, Richard ... 
Leister, Joseph ... 
Leslie, the (ship).... 
Letton, Nathaniell 
Leveson, Robert . . . 
Ley, Mr. ... 
Lievtenants, Captn. 
Lindo, Joseph 
Lingapa ... 
Litcott, Giles 
Littleton, John ... 



Littleton, Walter... 

Loe, Joseph 

London 

Loyall Adventure, the (ship) 



Loyall Captain, the (ship) 



Lucas, John 
Lucas. Thomas 



Luckin, Crimstone 
Lyon, the (ship) ... 



Mabb, Stephen ... 
Macao 
Hackleland, James 







Page 




58,59, 71, 


74, 75,' 81- 


84,88,97, 102, 114, 


120, 122, 




123, 126, 163, 164 


, 197, 214 
5, 10-13, 




15, 18,' 21, 23, 25, 2 : 




20, 95 ; 


, 117,214 

16, 17 

90 

174 

13 

123, 125 

7,8 

2,4a 

209 

138, 215 

95, 118 

97, 113 




... ... .'.'. 2 


, 156,159 
57, 95, 




"' 121," 143 


, 144, 150 

6 

215 

110 

214 

61 

215, 

23 

215 

9 

29,57 

132 


"l9, 


28,96, 99," 144, 147, 


155, 214 




10, : 


16, 24, 25 

37 

52 

200 

117,214 




2,29,84, 90, 93,'*97, 


101, 102, 


"l04 


, 108, 117, 140, 142, 


154, 156, 


159 


, 163465, 179, ,'84, 


188, 190, 




198, 203, 


209, 214 



M 



7, 12, 21, 209 

15,207,214. 

...6, 35, 40, 51, 52, 54, 55, 60-62, 

64, 70, 81, 87, 109, 119, 133, 136, 

141, 144-149, 153-157, 159-161, 

168, 172, 173, 178, 194 

,..57, 58, 60, 61, 67, 70, 71, 73, 74, 

76, 77, 79, 130, 132, 133, 135, 

137, 141, 142, 144, 147, 148, 161, 

165 

77,78 

...5, 15, 21, 23, 46-48, 52-55, 64, 

90, 97, 101, 125, 157, J 61, 176, 

198, 214 

95,118,152,209,212 

60 



95, 118, 214 

55 

215 



Mackrith, Tho' 

Madapa ... 

Madapollam, the (sloop) ... 
Madapollam 



Madras, the (frigate) 



Madras 

Madraspatnam ... 
Mahabat Cawn ... 

Mahomett, the (ship) 

Malda 

Mallabar coast ... 

Mallacca ... 

Mamooder, Mahmoode, the (ship) 

Manduta ... 

Manilla 

Manucbe, Senor ... 
Marcaunum 
Martin, Wm. 
Mary, the (sloop)... 

Masfen, Robert ... 
Mason, John, Captn. 
Mason, Lt. 



Masler, Streynsham 
Maumade Nina ... 
Mead, Mathew ... 
Mellish, Eobert, Captn. 

M ergue 



Metcalf, Charles .. 
Metcalf, Richard .. 
Metchlepatam 



Meverill, John ... 
Mildmav, Mathew 
Miller, Wm, 
MiUon.'Richard ... 

Minchin, Tbomasin, Mrs. 
Mindanao... 

Mitchell 

Moco 

Modena, tbe (ship) 

Mogull, the 



Mohun 

Monecapafcam alias Narasingapatam 

Monke, Richard 



Page 
153 

34, 41, 44, 47 

25 

... 6, 9, 14, 25, 38, 43, 44, 46, 51, 

52, 55, 56,58, 60-63, 74, 76, 79, 

81. 97, 101, 107, 109, 117, 122, 

133,' 141, 146, 148, 151, 153, 154, 

160, 164, 178, 185, 186, 192, 196, 

201, 202 

... 28,81,88,91, 93, 94,98, 119- 

121, 123, 134, 136, 142, 143, 145, 

151, 166, 169, 192, 193, 199 

... 49,85,89,127, 131, 173, 181 

207 

...144, 147, 175-17"/, 180, 183, 184, 
190, 191, 193-195 

40 

139 

61 

1,8,12,31,78 

104,106 

65,119 

... 8, 12, 19, 27, 31, 34, 41, 43, 45, 

46, 56, 65, 173 

42,147 

; 157 

13,47,49 

... 3,4,11,12,14,20,25,29,34, 
41, 43, 47, 49, 109, 110 

72,215 

56 

Ill 

109 

110 

40,105 

215 

,.. 73,76,81,84 87,92,97,102, 

106, 121, 193, 215 

7, 52, 60, 62, 65, 70, 7), 73, 

74, 78-80, 92, 112, 129-131, 133- 

135, 193, 201, 202, 204, 214 

31,214 

215 

.. 9, 11, 14, 28, 33, 34, 43-47, 49, 
51, 52, 55, 57, 58, 60-62, 74, 76, 
79, 80, 88, 92, 97, 102, 106, 107, 
109, 132, 134, 135, 143, 146-148, 
151, 155, 156, 160, 164, 171,176, 
178, 185, 191, 192, 202 

214 

162,214 

- 52,133 

.. 90, 96, 132, 136, 143, 150, 166, 
169, 181, 193, 197 

87-89 

14,101,119 

70, 146, 185 

11, 128, 129 

61,74 

..4,6, 13,29. 30, 32, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
44, 51, 55, 57, 58, 71, 74, 88, 102, 
106, 109, 112, 117, 124, 125, 127, 
:30, 144, 147, 155, 162, 163, 170, 
171, 175-177, 184, 189. 191, 195, 
199, 200, 203-205 

7 

13 

215 



Moody, Ambrose 

Moors, the 
Mordent, John ... 
Morley, Em. 
Mose, Mr 

Moulsford, the (frigafc) 
Mount, the 
Mnuntagne, Edmund 
Mulla, the 
Muscatt ... 
Mussa Oawn 
MuttaMorra 



Page 
... 19, 28, 92, 95, 98, 99, 121, 126, 

198, 214 

8, 14, 18, 23 

15 

215 

...3, 21,51,95,117,126,137, 176, 

190, 214 

63,68 

90,192 

65,95, 165 

2 

28 

Ill 

176 



Narasingapatam ... 
Narrapa ... 

Narso 

Nathaniell, the (ship) 
Nay lor, Senor 
Naylor, John 

Needham, Fitch 

Negrais ... 

Nekana Oawn 

New Madras Merchant, the (ship) 

Nicholas, Senr 

Nicholson, Captn. 

Nicks, John 



Nongchary Pockdee 
Nossa, the (ship) . . . 
Noy Tamalean ... 
Nugdee, the (ship) 



13 

180 

23, 39, 46, 78 

28, 56, 57, 113 

216 

47,109,215 

29 

43 

111,183,184 

152 

24 

138 

6, 25, 43, 54, 66, 80, 92, 101, 

102, 117, 122, 125, 128, 132, 

138, 193 

24 

70,90 

24 

92, 93, 108, 109, 119, 137, 164 



Ocuntorah 
Olungrachay 
Oneal, John 

Oneal, Ursula 

Ord, Edward 

Ord, Grace 

Ord, Ralph 

Orissa, Orixa 

Ormus Merchant, the (ship) 

Orunzeeb ... 

Otgar, Justus 

Owen, Nathaniell, Captn. 

Owen, Samuell 

Ozler, Bernard .. 



24 

24 

96,118 

216 

162 

200 

57, 97, 118, 176, 200 

139,140 

27,28,30 

87 

15 

10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21- 

23, 40 

55, 87, 95, 117, 214 

159 



Paine, Captn. 
Paiva, James 
Palliacat . . . 



Palmer, John 

Pattana 

Pearle, the (ship)... 



Pedda Nague 



180 

29, 41, 59, 66, 75, 132, 142 

... 1, 8, 9, 55, 93, 138, 142, 149, 

151, 153, 156, 160, 170, 178, 

180, 189, 190, 201 

9, 10 

139,140 

...52, 54, 60, 76, 77, 80, 90, 91, 93, 

94, 97, 112,115, 123, 128, 130, 132, 

135, 136, 140, 171, 173, 185, 214 

2 



Peddanna... 

Pedda Tombe Mercawne 

Peerez. Thomas ... 

Pegu 

Penniston, Wm. 
Pennyrnan, John... 
Perriman, James, Captn. 
Persia 

Pettepollee 



Phanlkon, Constant 
Phenix, the (ship) 
Phillips, John 
Phillips, Wm. . . . 
Pierce, Captn. 
Pilgrim the (sloop) 
Pindarum ... 

Pitt, John 

Pitt, Laurence, Heer 
Plummer, John ... 
Porto Novo 



Portsmouth 
Portugues ... 

Potts, Mr. 

Potty Cawn, Putty Cawn 
Prestwick, Captain 
Priaman, the ^ship) 
Priaman ... 
Price, John 
Price, Ehz., Mrs. 
Prico, Samuell, Captn. ... 
Prickman, Sam ... 
Princess, the (ship) 
Proby, Wm. 
Prospect, the (ship) 
Prudent Mary, the (ship) 
Pullicherry 

Pullymellee, Pulimelee ... 
Puleroon ... 
Puudemarke (Port) 
Puneree ... 
Puttee Cawn see Potty Cawn 



Page 
48,149,151,153,156,212 

27 
.'.'.' 41, 43, 91, TlO, 130, 138 

169,197,215 

215 

76, 77, 80, 110, 128, 129, 131, 135 
... 19,20,24,28,80,92,96,99, 
113, 121, 123, 135, 149, 185, 214 
7, 9, 13,31,41,43,44, 46, 51, 60, 
61, 62, 79, 81, 84, 90, 93, 107, 109, 
110, 135, 149, 154, 160, 171, 173, 185 

1, 6,7, 56, 62, 111, 198 

52,133 

56,151 

20-23 

146 

44, 56, 151, 155 

150 

6, 40, 55, 64, 87, 9?, 117, 182, 214 
55 

141,202,203 

... 6,11,17,20,21,26,28,31,44, 

47, 49, 52-54, 60, 65, 72-74, 76, 

91,93, 94,99,106, 109, 110, 

128, 140,165, 181, 189, 192, 

193, 197,199,208,210-212 

50 

23, 26, 34,44, 55, 81, 85, 102, 115 

119 

164,170,180,184,190,191 

8 

40,47,95, 110,119,120 

...97, 107, 118, 119, 131,172,200 

96,118,166 

162,216 

109 

154,155,215 

30,42,46,64 

... ' ... 90,93,95,98,118,214 

40,43,46 

... 24 

...3, 4,8, 26, 27, 29, 3.1, 33, 34, 50- 
52,77,81,87,89,111, 112, 114 

68, 70, 164, 184, 200 

93 

114 

174 



Queda 

Quedah Merchant, the (ship) 
Q,ueens Merchant, the (ship) 
Quonde Chitty 



138 

20, 21, 30, 31 

24 

136 



Rainbow, the (ship) 

Rajamall 

Ramapatam 



Rangapa, Gunla ... 
Rayn-js, Thomas ... 
Ray w oily, Tencraputti 
Rea, Joseph, Captn. 

B-l 



119 

139 

136, 149 

2 

2 

20, 25 

110 

40 



Page 

R-becca, the (ship) 3, 4, 12, 14,, 16-18, 29, 30, 33, 34, 

40, 41, 43, 47, 49, 57, 60 

Resolution, the (ship) 3,29,113,119,162-165,167-171, 

175-177, 180, 201 

Richard 45! 

Richards, Arthur 7,23,52 

Richardson, Mary Ann ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 216 

Richardson, Robert 109 

Richman, Sbephen ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 45 

Rider, Wm 145 

Roberts, Gabriell 55,95,117,214 

Rochester, the (ship) 57,113 

Rodrigues 66,70,104,114,123,215 

Rodrigues, Salvadore 183,194,201,215 

Rolls, Wm 52,56,63 

Rose, the (ship) 97,119,141 

Royall James, the (ship) 57,64,65,67,68,74,80,88,90,106, 

108, 111, 114, 115, 119, 123, 194, 126, 

127, 141, 143, 148, 149, 152, 159, 163, 

165, 166, 169, 172-175, 177, 179-182, 184, 

185,193, 199,202 

Ruby, the (sloop) ... .. 45 

Russell, Frances, Mrs 162 

Russell, Peter 65 



Sadraspatam 93,94,151,174,175,184,185, 

189, 190, 192 

Salter, Edward 29 

Salvadore... 191,192,193,196 

Sampson, the (ship) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 92 

Sancroge Pontolo ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 212 

34,41,44,47,62,64,180, 

183, 184, 191, 199, 200 

Pontolo 49 

Saphir, the (ship) , ... 6,7,12,26,28,30,31,34,45,46,52, 

54,56-58,60,61,63 

Sawyer, H 162, 165 

Seamer, Arthur, 30 

Seek Maun 24 

Seer Cawn 20,190 

Seer Lascar ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 115 

Sellirn, Hodgee 24,109 

Serapa, Checca 110 

Sevagee 203,204 

Sewell, Nehe 215 

Shacogee (Noquedah) 40 

Shales, Wm., 95,134,146 

Sharpe, Capt. Wm 162,170,171 

Shepard, Thomas 60 

Sherrar 49 

Shrewsbury, the (ship) 3, 5, 6, 8,9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20- 

22, 24-26, 29, 34, 78 

Siam 1,3,4,6,8,9,12,24,29-31,34, 

40, 43, 62, 65, 67, 70, 71, 81, 87- 

89, 95, 110-112, 130, 131, 135, 

158, 168, 201, 202, 204, 205 

Siam, King of 3,4,7,8,20,26,27,36,37,39,40,43, 

50, 51, 60, 62, 71, 74, 109, 111, 

112,125, 127, 129, 130, 133, 

157, 195, 198 

Siamers the ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34 

Simmons, Charles ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25 

Slaves, Trade of ... 108 

Smimaott, the (ship) 1 

Smith, James 173 

Smith, John 52,80 



Sophia, the (ship) 
Spanish Government, the 
Spencor, John 
St. George, the (ship) 

St Helena 

St. Thoma 

St. Thoma, the (ship) 
St. Thomas Mount 
St. Thomas Point 
Sta cruise, the (ship) 
Sta Bosa, the (ship) 

Stables, John 

Stanton, Charles ... 

Steel, John 

Stephenson, John 

Stout, Richard 

Strangh, Wm 

Strangrome, Robert, Captn. 
Strangways, John 

Stubbs, Tho., 

Styleman, Ann ... 
Styleman, Elizabath 
Stylman, Styleman, John 
Success, the (sloop) 

Suffican, Hodgee 
Sumatra 

Sumbatt ... 
Sunapuram 

Sunderland 

Surat, Suratt 



.Swally 

Swinnock, Swynock, Samuell 



Page 

146, 147, 155 

43 

162, 176, 180, 197, 199, 215 

65,68,69 

8, 25, 93 

82,102,103,115, 164, 170, 
184,191,192 

44 

164 

155, 156 

70,90 

25 

95, 118, 190,214 

109 

60 

215 



134, 136,144, 149, 153 

24,72, 74,91, 215 

65, 78,95, 119,124,125 

216 

216 

108, 160, 188, 200, 203, 214 

60, 119-121, 123, 126, 136, 137, 
142, ,52, 153 

139,140 

... 64, 97, 108, 118, 120, 121, 131, 142- 
145,150, 152, 182, 193, 197 

24 

156 

173 

... 6, 8, 12, 19, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 37, 

42, 54, 60, 62, 65, 72, 77, 79, 81, 89, 

92,112, 119, 120, 131, 137, 139, 151, 

160, 162, 164, 166, 184, 189, 193, 

197, 198,201,204,205 

60 

... 95, 134, 140-142, 148, 163, 166, 174, 
175, 181, 184, 189, 193, 197, 198, 201 



Tara 

Tash, George 
Tenasseree 



Terrell, Captr,., 
Thomas, the (Sloop) 
Thomas, Skipper ... 
Thomas, John 
Threader, Honora, Mrs. 

Ticon 

Tilson, H. 

Tillotson 

Tillotson, Eliza, Mrs. 
Timmagee Pontolo 

Timmana ... 

Titford, Ann 

Tivenepatam 

Tobaccallee, the (ship) ... 
Tombeane, Managatte ... 
Tonqueen 

Tonqueen Merchant, the (ship) 



150 

24 

2 

... 40, 43, 62, 65, 111, 112, 129, 130, 132, 

136-138,150, 178,194, 195, 

201, 202 

GO, 62 

7,11, 12, 14, 16, 26, 34, 43, 47, 49 

44,52,61,93,104 

145, 168, 197 

29 

110 

118,214 

11,28,47 

162 

50, 53, 54, 99, 122, 

123,128, 132, 146 

2 

216 

198,199 

25, 154, 155 

149, 151 

1,2,5,8,9,32,35,40,59,65, 

73,82,83,179, 183,189,199 
72 



INDEX. 



Tootacarry 
Tiedcroft, Edward 
Trenchfeild 
Trevicane. the (ship) 

Trevitore, the (ship) 
Trimlevus 
Trinoama chitty ... 
Trincomala 
Trin combar 



Troughton, Zouch 

Turlinton, Eobert 
Turner, John 
Tyler, John 



Tyler, Eobert 



Page; 

7 

105, 117, 214 

78, 138 

21, 25, 27, 28, 35, 42, 43, 60, 
69, 72, 74, 91,138 

41,46,51 

121, 138. 143, 148, 172, 202 

169 

6-9, 11, 12, 14, 26-31, 40, 46, 99 

;, 1 1, ] 6, 17, 25, 35, 36, 45, 50, 61, 

62, 65, 71, 74, 80, 90, 91, 96-98, 

100, 107, 123-125, 128, 132, 152, 

161, 163, 165, 166, 169, 170, 175, 

178, 181, 182, 193, 197, 199, 2U2 

78. 87/95, 118,153, 182,. 

198, 214 

30 

57 

46,65-68,71,73,76,79, 

110,130, 193, 195, 200 

65 



Ulubarrea (town) 
Uniettle, Jonathan 



139 
47, 148 



Valledadoo Cawn see Walledaed Cawn- 
Vencatadry, see Chinna. 

Vennice, Duke of 

Verago ... ... ... ... 

Verona, Moodu 

Vinoaty Putty 

Viopah Chitty 

Vishvenado Pontolo, Jago 

Vittula Pille 

Vizagapatam 



Wale, Joseph 
Wales, Sam, Mr. ... 
Walledaed cawn . . . 

Wallice 

Wal lis, John 
Walsh, Enoch 
Walthrop, Tho., ... 
Warner, Richard, Oaptr 
Watsall, John 
Wavell, Thomas ... 



w 



Welcome, the (ship) 
Weltden, Anthony, Oaptn. 

West coast, the 



West Minster City 
Wotwang, John, Captn. 
Whaley, John 
Wheedon, Henry 
Wheeler, James ... 



158,208 

150 

2,9,102 

2,62-64,68-70,73 

210 

... 68,70 

209 

... 13, 14, 24, 25, 27, 35, 42, 43, 63, 

64, 70, 71, 76, 80, 96, 113, 114, 116, 

118,122,126,127,140,154,155, 

159, 170, 171,179 

72; 108, 121, 166 

... 42,55,95,132,141,148,153 

115.162,164 

182 

81,169,181,193,197,215 

"... 162,214 

-,... 92,108, 2i5 

99,100,124,126,127 

72 

6, 9, 14, 20, 21, 23, 27, 34, 39, 40, 45, 

52, 53, 56, 63, 66, 72, 77, 87, 89, 90, 

91, 94, 98, 99, 101, 102, 104, 105, 117, 

123, 126, 132, 135, 141, 143, 150, 

151, 163-165, 167, 172, 1S5, 190, 

192, 200, 203, 214 

52,80 

49-51, 60, 62, 68, 72-74, 76, 78, 79, 

111, 112, 129, 131, 193, 201, 202 

31, 35, 40, 47, 57, 88, 109, 113, 118, 

120, 123, 132, 136, 137, 146, 147, 

150, 154, 159, 166, 198 

103 

64,67-69,88,90,123-125 

90 

17,20,67,72 

214 



Whitby, Sain 
White, Henry 

■White, J 

White, Samuell ... 

Wigg, Elizabeth, Mrs. 
Willcox 

Willcox, Francis ... 
Williams, Stephen 
Williamson, the (ship) 



Willmott, Bam 
Willshaw, Francis, Captn. 
Willson, Christopher 

Wingfeild, George 

Wingheld, John 

Wiuton, Eliz, Mrs. 
Wright, Thomas... 



.Xenso 



Yale, Elihu 

Yale, Thomas 

Yencraputty Naidu, Damerla 
York Fort 



X 
Y 



Page 

96, 118, 146, 147, 150 

29,40,68,69,215 

162, 165 

52,111,112,120,130- 

132, 134, 193, 201 

57 

... 3, 20, 21, 51, 70, 76, 90, 96, 114, 
118, 122, 176, 194 

95,117,214 

47,49 

99-101, 104, 108, 109, 113,115-117, 

122, 123, 126, 127, 129, 140, 143, U6, 

147, 155, 162, 179, 194 

142 

118 

... 34, 47-51, 53,72, 95, 118, 140, 
143, 163, 169, 209, 211 

90,95 

214 

16 

95,117,214 



158 



7, 17, 23, 43, 79, 99, 104, 

109, 117, 144, 161, 214 

28, 31, 61, 64, 77, 81, 95, 98, 190, 214 

Ill 

64,97,143 



.Zeilon 
Zenone, Padre 



... 12, 14, 18, 19, 27, 31, 34